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Winter Safety Tips for Residents and Travelers In the Blue Mountains
The Blue Mountains can be affected by a range of natural events that can disrupt the community. These events include strong winds from that generally occur from June until October, and summer storms from mid-November until the end of February.
What's your flood risk in the Hawkesbury-Nepean floodplain?
Find out how floods have affected your area and learn what you can do to prepare.
Recent Floods and Storms
You can learn a lot from the past.
Read about the significant floods and storms that have happened in your area in recent years.
Here are the records of floods in your area. They may help you understand the risk in your area.
They are listed for significant river systems with key warning gauges only.
Local Road Information
Here are some handy links to Roads and Maritime Services and your local councils who manage road closures in your area.
A list of significant rivers in the Sydney Western Region of NSW and a handy link to river conditions and latest rainfall totals to help you self-assess the risk in your area.
Things to consider if you live in an urban area
Urban areas, including metropolitan, suburbs and towns, can have specific storm risks including impacts of flash flooding. It is important to remember that storm water and floodwater in urban areas can be very dangerous.
Your Local Councils
Check with your local council for information about property-specific risks, local road closures and local planning approval guidelines.
Your Local NSW SES Units
NSW is divided into 17 Regions based on major river systems. Check here to see the local Units operating in your area.
Each Region Controller is responsible for the operational control of emergency flood and storm responses, including planning, training, operational support and other functions within their area of control.
Emergency Service Organisations
Contact details for Emergency Service Organisations in NSW
Local Radio Stations
Your local radio station can provide information and updates during emergencies that are specific to your local area
Other useful contacts
Some other useful contacts that may help you during and after disasters
The Hawkesbury-Nepean River is one of the major river systems of NSW, draining a catchment area of 22,000 square kilometres. Exceptionally heavy rainfall in this area can lead to severe flooding.
Flood Storm and Tsunami Guides
Download the FloodSafe, StormSafe and TsunamiSafe guides here to help you prepare for emergencies near you.
Flood Storm and Tsunami Plans
The NSW SES undertakes flood, storm and tsunami planning to determine how to best manage natural disasters.
Tsunami Evacuation Map
The NSW State Emergency Service (NSW SES) has released maps showing evacuation areas in the event of a land-threat tsunami.
Learn how tsunami could impact your location.
Next steps toward recovery
In NSW, recovery following a disaster is managed by a range of organisations.
The NSW SES has produced a recovery guide to help you take the next steps towards recovery from floods, storms and tsunami.
We have also compiled some handy links to other resources that may help you get back on your feet.
Flooding possible in Sydney and South Coast
26/07/2020 03:28:00 PM
People in Sydney and the South Coast are being warned to prepare their homes and property now ahead of possible minor flooding over the next few days.
Damaging wind for Sydney, Illawarra and the South Coast
26/07/2020 09:26:52 AM
The Bureau of Meteorology is expecting winds strong enough to bring down trees and powerlines along the South Coast, Illawarra, Sydney and possibly Central Coast tomorrow.
Cracked ceilings, damaged roofs as storm batters NSW
14/07/2020 07:46:30 AM
The NSW State Emergency Service (NSW SES) has received more than 150 jobs across the state as wild weather batters the coast, cracking ceilings and bringing large trees down across roads and roofs.
Bad weather ahead! Prepare your home now!
10/07/2020 08:50:37 AM
Over the next few days, the Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting a broad trough and low-pressure system to roll across southeast Australia. This will bring some showers and thunderstorms, mostly to inland NSW during Friday and Saturday, and extending to northeast NSW on Sunday.