Be alert

Be aware of weather conditions likely to affect you and others you are responsible for.

This includes being aware of the potential impacts of floods, storms and tsunami in your local area, such as road closures, property damage, the loss of electricity, water and sewerage services; but especially the consequences these disasters can have on you, people you care about or animals in your care.

Listen to your local radio station
Listen to your local radio station for information, updates and advice and speak to others in your community about the history and local impacts of disasters.

Be aware of any warnings
Be aware of any warnings: The Bureau of Meteorology ( issue Flood Watches for rivers when flooding is likely and Flood Warnings for rivers when flooding is about to happen and during floods. The Bureau also issue Severe Weather Warnings and Severe Thunderstorm Warnings for possible flash flooding, damaging winds, hail and heavy rainfall. These warnings can also include damaging waves and dangerous surf.

Also issued by the Bureau are Tsunami Watches, Tsunami No Threat Warnings, Marine and Immediate Foreshore Threat Warnings and Land Inundation Warnings for tsunami.

Radio updates
The NSW SES also issue information on local flood impacts to local radio stations during floods. Where possible, the NSW SES will conduct evacuations and post information about current floods, storms and tsunami on the NSW SES website - - and on the NSW SES Facebook page.

For information on roads, contact Roads and Maritime Services on the 24 hour traffic enquiry line 132 701 or visit Live Traffic NSW at