The best way to manage the impacts of flood is to be prepared.
Knowing your local area and being aware of local conditions is essential when protecting yourself, your family, your livestock and your property.
Emergency flood plan and other resources
Like many natural disasters, it is very hard to respond to a flood efficiently without sufficient preparation and planning.
The NSW State Emergency Service (SES) has created an emergency floodsafe plan for your household or business. They also provide some additional resources for proper flood preparation on the FloodSafe website:
The Ministry for Police and Emergency Services has also worked with the SES to produce NSW State Flood plan.
This plan sets out the mitigation, preparation, warning, response and recovery arrangements for flooding in New South Wales and the responsibilities of agencies and organisations with regard to these functions.
We recommend you plan well in advance and understand the risks and hazards surrounding your home and/ or land.
How we can help
Local Land Services offer flood emergency advice and support where possible. Many of our officers are trained to oversee planning and lead relief programs during emergencies.
For up to date and localised information about flooding in your region contact the SES on 132 500 or visit the NSW SES website.
Real-time water data app
The NSW Office of Water in DPI has released a mobile phone application for accessing real-time water data for New South Wales.
The application allows water users to instantly access information from handheld devices on stream and salinity levels for surface water, major dam levels and inflows and water table data.