New flood awareness and preparedness campaign specifically tailored for culturally and linguistically diverse audiences
The NSW State Emergency Service (NSW SES) has launched a tailored public campaign focused on culturally and linguistically diverse communities in the Hawkesbury-Nepean Valley. While SES public campaign material has always been available as translated content, this is the first time a campaign has been built in language, meaning the campaign is both for and by people who speak a variety of languages.
Infrastructure NSW, Resilience NSW and the NSW State Emergency Service have together won the national Emergency Media and Public Affairs (EMPA) award for ‘Excellence in Readiness & Resilience’.
Evacuating during a natural disaster such as a flood or fire can be an incredibly stressful situation and is further complicated when pets or livestock are involved. Research has shown that some people may delay evacuation or even refuse to leave, due to concerns about their animals.
A public campaign to promote flood preparedness in the Hawkesbury-Nepean Valley has been launched by the NSW State Emergency Service (NSW SES) and Resilience NSW, in partnership with Infrastructure NSW.
A community resilience program designed to raise flood awareness and preparedness in the Hawkesbury Nepean Valley has been awarded the 2021 Floodplain Management Australia (FMA) NRMA Insurance Flood Risk Management Project of the Year.
The March 2021 flood in the Hawkesbury-Nepean was the largest flood in the region since August 1990. It has been classified as a moderate to major flood, peaking at 12.9 metres above sea level at Windsor.
There are around 40 caravan and ski parks across the Hawkesbury-Nepean region, and many have a high flood risk due to their proximity to the river. A project is being delivered to help make caravan and ski parks in the area become more flood resilient.
The third phase of the “Floods. The Risk is Real” public safety campaign has been launched by the NSW State Emergency Service (NSW SES) and Resilience NSW.
Primary school teachers and students in the Hawkesbury-Nepean floodplain and across NSW will now benefit from a new flood risk educational resource – Water in the Valley .
The second phase of the “Floods. The Risk is Real” public safety campaign has been launched by the NSW State Emergency Service (NSW SES).