What is an emergency service in NSW?

What is an emergency service in NSW?

Text size. The NSW State Emergency Service (SES) is dedicated to helping the community with emergency and disaster relief. It is made up almost entirely of volunteers, with units located throughout NSW. Call NSW SES on 13 25 00 if you require assistance due to flood, storm and tsunami emergencies.

What suburbs are evacuated in Sydney?

The State Emergency Service has given evacuation orders for a “substantial” population in about a dozen Sydney suburbs, mostly in the Georges River area. Tens of thousands of people are affected. These include parts of Chipping North, Milperra, Picnic Point and Warwick Farm.

How do I contact SES NSW?

More Contact Details NSW SES State Headquarters can be contacted on (02) 4251 6111 for general enquiries.

Where is NSW flooded?

Heavy rainfall has eased in northern New South Wales, but major flooding continues at Lismore, Grafton, Coraki, Bungawalbin and Woodburn.

Who runs SES NSW?

Carlene York
Leadership. The current Commissioner of the NSW SES is Carlene York who took up her appointment on 28 October 2019. The Minister for Emergency Services and Resilience, Steph Cooke, is responsible to the NSW parliament for the emergency services portfolio which includes NSW SES.

Has Byron Bay been evacuated?

There are currently fourteen evacuation orders and eight evacuation warnings in place from NSW’s mid north coast all the way up to the Byron Bay in the Northern Rivers. More than 3600 homes are without power at this time as powerlines and trees were brought down by high winds overnight.

Where in Sydney has been evacuated?

Parts of Wallacia, near Warragamba Dam, and Camden were subject to evacuation warnings as of 5pm. Bureau of Meteorologist (BOM) senior hydrologist Ailsa Schofield said heavy rainfall would persist for the rest of the day across the Hunter, parts of the Central Coast, Greater Sydney, the Illawarra and South Coast.

When should you call SES?

When to call Call the NSW SES on 132 500 if you have experienced damage from storms, wind, hail or a fallen tree and if a tree branch is threatening your property or a person’s safety.

What can SES do?

Specifically, the service deals with floods, storms and tsunamis, but can also assist in other emergencies, such as vertical rescue and road crash rescues, missing persons searches, and medical evacuations. In other scenarios the SES may provide a support role to other agencies, particularly police and fire.

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