Flooding - Be Prepared

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Know what to do before, during and after a flood

What to do before a flood

  • Improve your awareness by investigating your   flood risk
  • Know where it floods in your neighbourhood by identifying drains and the   local waterway
  • Be aware of your transport routes and plan alternative routes to avoid   flood prone areas
  • Discuss your flood risk with neighbours
  • Visit the SES Flood Safe  website for information on how to prepare for a flood
  • Keep informed via ABC radio (AM 1233), the BOM website  and social media (see suggested pages below).
If you live in Wallsend or Elermore Vale, sign up for the Flash Flood Alert Service.

What to do during a flood

  • Check the BOM website  for updates on flood warnings in your area
  • Locate your flood emergency kit
  • Stay indoors and listen to your radio (AM 1233)
  • Make contact with your neighbours and share information
  • Never walk or drive through flood water
  • If your home is damaged or flooded call SES on 132 500
  • Take the advice of the SES  if an evacuation order is given.

What to do after a flood

  • Make contact with your home insurer if flood damage occurred
  • Clean up your property and put waste at the kerbside for collection by Council
  • Contact Council if you have trees that are damaged by the event and require lopping.

Social media channels to follow


Newcastle/central coast storm chases
Newcastle Flood Watch
City Of Newcastle
Early Warning Network
NSW Incident Alerts
Bureau of Meteorology



Key contacts

SES - State Emergency Services
Ph: 132 500

City Of Newcastle
Ph: 4974 2000

Bureau of Meteorology