While the NSW State Emergency Service (SES) is equipped to deal with natural disasters, communities across NSW are still urged to stay safe and be prepared for destructive winds, heavy rain, flash flooding and hailstones this storm season.
The SES launched storm season with the announcement of $56.4 million from the NSW Government over four years to provide 270 vehicles, 124 marine vessels and 95 storm trailers that will support communities during natural disasters and other crisis events.
The official storm season runs from 1 October to 31 March each year, however severe weather can strike at any time and communities should always be ready, NSW Minister for Police and Emergency Services David Elliott said.
“NSW SES has responded to more than 5600 storm damage jobs in the last three months alone, and over 34,000 storm related jobs in the last year. Severe storms can hit at any time, so families need to know their risk and make a plan,” Mr Elliott said.
“The best defence against storm season is a prepared community.”
Source: NSW Government