For emergency help in flood, storm and tsunami
New South Wales has been impacted by widespread heavy and locally intense rainfall since Tuesday 22 Feb 2022. Severe Storms and heavy rainfall impacted the Northern parts of NSW causing extensive flooding to communities in the Northern Rivers region. As a result, many communities in the Northern Rivers region have experienced significant flood and storm damage.
An East-Coast Low (ECL) impacted Metropolitan Sydney and South Coast regions on Thursday 03 March 2022. Combined with saturated grounds and catchment areas being at capacity, the ECL caused riverine flooding along the Georges River and Hawkesbury and Nepean Rivers leading to flooding in several communities along these rivers. A further ECL formed on Monday 07 March 2022 that impacted the Mid-North Coast, Hunter, Central Coast, Metropolitan Sydney, Illawarra region and the South Coast. This impacted communities in Metropolitan Sydney which had experienced flooding with the previous ECL leading to further flooding for some communities.
Many communities have been severely impacted by flooding and severe weather. New South Wales State Emergency Service (NSW SES), with the assistance of partner agencies, continues to respond to a range of response activities across these areas. Assistance to these many communities is the key focus over the recovery phase which is expected to take a few weeks.
NSW SES continues to work with the Bureau of Meteorology to provide public information to ensure communities are aware of their current risk and advice on actions to take.
There is a potential for flooding to occur in the North Western parts of NSW, including Mungindi to Collarenebri as floodwater travels down river systems from Queensland into NSW. NSW SES is monitoring this situation and planning for the impacts of potential flooding in these areas which were previously impacted by flooding late in 2021.
Severe Weather Warnings are current for:
Continue to monitor www.bom.gov.au for weather updates.
In the past 24hrs, NSW SES has received a further 2,559 requests for assistance. (Weather event total over 22,000)*
Current active Evacuations Orders and Warnings:*
As flood levels drop, you should take care when returning to impacted locations as flood damage can be widespread and utilities may not be in service.
What you need to do:
If your property has been affected by floodwater:
If you require the delivery of essential supplies due to being isolated or assistance with clean out, please call 13 77 88 and log your request for assistance.
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For emergency help in floods and storms, call the NSW SES on 132 500. In life threatening situations, call Triple Zero (000) immediately.
Learn more about returning to your property after a flood
*Data current as of 10:30am 09/03/2022