Storm Information - For emergency help in storms call the SES on 132500

The SES is responsible for dealing with storms in NSW.

Storms can happen anywhere and at any time of the year.

Storms are more common in most areas of NSW during the storm season (from October to the end of March), but it is important to stay ready all the year round.

Severe storms may cause major damage. They may be accompanied by torrential rain, strong winds, large hailstones and lightning. Storms can cause flash flooding, unroof buildings, and damage trees and power lines.

You can also be indirectly affected by storms even if your property is not damaged. If access roads are cut or you have no power or telephone, you need to know what to do and where to turn for help.

Severe Thunderstorm Warnings, and Severe Weather Warnings, (strong winds), are issued by the Bureau of Meteorology and the SES for broadcast by the media.

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