Need emergency help during a storm? Call SES on 132 500.
Severe thunderstorms are the most common type of storms in New South Wales, causing more damage than any other short duration weather event.
While they can occur at any time, severe storms are most likely to hit Sydney from October to March. They can last from 10 minutes to several hours, with very strong winds, heavy rain and hail causing flash flooding, power outages and damage to property.
Be prepared for storms by following these simple steps:
The Insurance Council of Australia has put together tips for what to do after the immediate danger of a storm passes.
Once you have checked your home for damage, they advise you should:
Source: Insurance Council of Australia Storms page
Report a Pothole to Council
Report an Issue to Council Online
Climate Wise Communities Ryde
Download the Get Prepared App
Floodplain Risk Management Studies and Plans
Bureau of Meterology
Early Warning Network
Power Outages - AusGrid
Community Safety Action Guide - Severe Storms(PDF, 2MB)