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What to do in times of floods

If you live in a floodplain and there is a risk of flooding it is very important that you keep yourself informed of the flooding situation for your area.

Listen to the radio flood broadcast

Bureau of Meteorology flood warnings, road closures, and advice on evacuations and property protection will be broadcast over local radio stations ABC Illawarra FM 97.3, 2ST AM 999, Power FM 94.9 and 2UUU FM 104.5.

Call the SES

For emergency help in floods or storms call the SES on 132 500

Monitor flood levels

Bureau of Meteorology

You can monitor flood levels of major waterways by visiting the Bureau of Meteorology website (new window).

The Bureau of Meteorology is Australia’s national weather, climate and water agency. The Bureau provides forecasts, warnings, monitoring and advice on rainfall and flooding.

Manly Hydraulics Laboratory (MHL)

Shoalhaven City Council has worked with MHL to create a new comprehensive public web portal.  The website provides near real time rainfall and river and lake water level data from throughout the Shoalhaven City Council catchments: Features include:

  • Interactive map
  • Water level summary
  • Rainfall summary

Visit NSW Government Public Works - Shoalhaven Water Levels and Rainfall (new window)

Read the SES flood safe guides