Severe weather including flooding and storm activity is forecast for NSW over the coming Spring and Summer period. This severe weather can pose a risk to human life.
The following guidance is provided to assist Crown land managers (CLMs) to prepare and respond to emergency weather situations.
If your life is at risk, call Triple Zero (000) immediately.
If your reserve(s) is impacted by flooding or a storm event, call the SES on 132 500.
CLMs must follow the directions of emergency services, including evacuation orders where they are in place.
The State Emergency Service (SES) website contains details of current evacuation orders.
CLMs are reminded to ensure the safety of all reserve board members, volunteers, employees and the general public during severe weather conditions.
Have an emergency response plan in place, outlining roles and responsibilities to manage emergency situations. Review our Emergency Management Checklist for guidance.
In preparation for storm activity, view the SES’s “Get Ready for Storm Season” guide and contact your local SES if you need further advice.
Once an initial emergency has passed and the safety of all people, livestock and property has been addressed:
This Crown land manager web resource was printed on 8 Dec 2022. The information contained in this web resource is based on knowledge and understanding at the time of writing Dec 2022. However, because of advances in knowledge, users are reminded of the need to ensure that the information upon which they rely is up to date and to check the currency of the information by referring to the website (www.reservemanager.nsw.gov.au).
© State of New South Wales through Department of Planning, Industry & Environment 2022.
Page link: https://reservemanager.crownland.nsw.gov.au/using-crown-reserves/emergency-management/severe-weather-guidance