Preparing for floods

Information on how to prepare your property, business, and keep yourself and your loved ones safe with a flood safety plan.

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Have a flood plan before you need it

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Understand what you need to do before a flood hits your property or business, plus how to safely evacuate and seek help.

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Use the NSW SES tool to get an emergency plan for your home in place. It only takes 5 minutes.

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Businesses that plan for emergencies improve the safety of employees and get back on their feet quicker after a disaster. 

Helpful disaster and emergency resources

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ABC Emergency alerts

Your local ABC radio station and the ABC Emergency website are a national resource to find out the latest updates on emergencies and get information on what to do.

Enter your postcode to learn your local ABC Radio frequency

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Australian Disaster Resilience Index

Understand disaster resilience in Australian communities. They differ from place to place but help us cope with and adapt to natural hazards like bushfires, floods, storms and earthquakes.

See the interactive map

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NSW Health advice

Information on how to prepare, respond and recover from emergencies and major incidents.

NSW Health advice on severe weather and disasters

Related apps

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Emergency +

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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BOM Weather

BOM Weather is the Bureau of Meteorology's weather app, giving you accurate weather information at your fingertips.

The BOM weather app includes current conditions, forecasts, warnings and radar.

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Live Traffic NSW

Live Traffic NSW provides up-to-the minute news of incidents and conditions that affect your journey in Sydney and Regional NSW.

This app provides you with live updates about traffic incidents and access to live traffic cameras from the Transport Management Centre (TMC).

 

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