What to do when there's a risk of flooding

Find trusted sources of information to help you act when there's risk of flooding near you.

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In an emergency

  • In a life-threatening situation, call Triple Zero (000) or TTY 106
  • Follow alerts on the NSW SES website.
  • Listen to your local ABC radio station.
  • Follow your flood plan, if you have one.
  • Leaving early is your safest option.
  • Never drive, walk or swim through flood waters.

Flood emergency alerts and how to respond

Information on the different flood alert levels and what to do if there is flooding in your area.

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If there's a risk of flooding near you

If you have to evacuate

Learn where to go, what to take and how to stay safe.

Prepare your home and property

How to prepare your home and belongings if there is a risk of flooding in your area.

Schools, TAFE and child care information

Find out if your child’s school is closed due to an emergency.

Emergency apps


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Hazards Near Me NSW

Hazards Near Me shows current information about local emergencies, including flood, bushfire and tsunamis, and advice on what to do to stay safe. The app can send you push notifications when there are new incidents or when information changes.


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Emergency Plus

Save the app that could save your life.

‘Emergency +’ is a national app developed by Australia's emergency services and their government and industry partners, helping people to call the right number at the right time, anywhere in Australia.


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Live Traffic NSW

Plan ahead and see what hazards are impacting your route on NSW roads.

Flood recovery

Information about cleaning up after a flood, what to do about damaged property, temporary accommodation, and support in your area.

Get help after a flood

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