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NSW Floods – Alerts, How You Can Help and Hopeland’s Photos

For the latest alerts visit ses.nsw.gov.au. If you need emergency help caused by the flooding, call 132 500. For life threatening emergencies, call 000. For the latest weather visit, bom.gov.au.


Looking for ways to help?

GIVIT

GIVIT logo

GIVIT is a national, online charity connecting those who have with those need by the simple act of giving. You can donate new and quality, pre-loved goods, and more. It’s the smart way to give to people and communities recovering from an emergency or disaster. Donations made via GIVIT provide critical and immediate support. Visit givit.org.au.

NSW SES

NSW SES logo

The NSW State Emergency Service is the lead agency in the response to floods, storms and tsunamis in NSW, and is also a community-based and not-for-profit organisation with more than 9000 volunteers. Visit ses.nsw.gov.au.

Australian Red Cross NSW Floods Appeal

Australian Red Cross logo

Providing humanitarian support to people and communities in New South Wales affected by the 2021 floods. Based on ongoing needs assessment and amount raised, this support may include disaster relief including practical and financial assistance, and supporting people and communities to recover and to build resilience to disasters. Visit redcross.org.au.

Vinnies Flood Appeal

St Vincent de Paul Society logo

Food in tough times. Clothing and essentials. Support to recover. Visit vinnies.org.au.

Foodbank NSW & ACT

Foodbank NSW & ACT logo

Ready to provide emergency food hampers to thousands of families who have been evacuated from their homes. Visit foodbank.org.au.

Rural Aid

Ruralaid Australia logo

One of Australia’s largest rural charities and well known for the successful ‘Buy a Bale’ campaign. The charity also provides financial assistance, water and counselling to farmers in times of drought, flood or fire. Visit ruralaid.org.au.

RSPCA NSW

RSPCA NSW logo

Gaining access to flood affected communities, RSPCA NSW are helping people help animals. Their Community Outreach teams are distributing animal products including wet and dry pet food, flea, tick and worm medication, pet crates and other animal products at evacuation centres. Visit rspcansw.org.au.


Latest SES warnings and alerts

  • NSW SES Facebook page
  • Search for your specific region on Facebook using ‘NSW SES’ in the social media platform’s search bar and a list will appear with blue-tick authenticated pages

Latest BOM weather updates

Looking for non-emergency support?

Helpful Counselling and Community Services

Legal Aid NSW

Flood victims are eligible for free legal advice as they recover from the devastating rains over the weekend. Lawyers from the Disaster Response Legal Service NSW team stand ready to provide legal assistance covering a range of issues, including insurance claims, tenancy, credit and debt, financial hardship, social security entitlements and employment. Free legal advice is available to anyone effected by a disaster. For more intensive casework, a means and merit test is applied. Victims of disasters are priority clients of Legal Aid NSW. Anyone needing legal help can call Disaster Response Legal Service NSW on 1800 801 529, your local Legal Aid NSW office or visit disasterhelp.legalaid.nsw.gov.au.

Need Help with Your Flood Insurance Claim? Tips from Legal Aid NSW


News updates from the Hope 103.2 team

Sydney School’s Sweet Demonstration of Loving Their Neighbours Impacted by Floods

Reverend Claire Wright Believes Churches Have Opportunity to “Fill the Gap” in Disaster Recovery

A “Relentless” Year of Natural Disasters – Chaplains Now Focus of Flood Recovery

Flood Clean-Up is Underway in Sydney’s North-West[Headlines]

Flooding Remains a Threat – More Than 20,000 Still Covered by Evacuation Orders [Headlines]

Premier Gladys Berejiklian Says the Worsening Flooding Across NSW is Catastrophic [Headlines]

NSW Rainfall a One-In-100 Year Event: Areas Affected and What You Can Do To Stay Safe


Special flood edition interviews on Hope 103.2

Christian volunteering organisation’s drive-through sandbag service

Listen: Hope Breakfast’s Sam Robinson spoke to Brian Lee from the Rapid Relief Team about their drive through sandbag service to assist flood-affected areas in Western Sydney including Jamieson Park (Penrith) and McQuade Park (Windsor), and how the communities are coping, March 24

Potential risks to pets and wildlife during the flooding


Listen: Greencross Vets regional clinical director Dr Adam Sternberg shares crucial care tips for pets and local wildlife with heavy rain and flooding hitting much of the NSW coast, March 23

Western Sydney residents share their experiences


Listen: Western Sydney residents spoke with Breakfast host Sam Robinson about their experiences in the floods including being stranded inside homes and witnessing a helicopter rescue, March 23

Flood Management Australia advocacy

Listen: Flood Management Australia’s Ian Dinham spoke to Drive host Ray Kington, saying that for the past 60 years FMA has been advocating for government policies and strategies to focus on reducing future flood losses rather than encouraging repeated repair and replacement of damaged buildings and infrastructure after floods, March 22

The situation in Penrith

Listen: Federal Member for Lindsay that includes Penrith Melissa McIntosh spoke on Mornings with Katrina Roe, after 3000 people were evaculated from the area with the Nepean River expected to rise further, March 22

The situation in Port Macquarie

Listen: Journalist Ben Shuhyta spoke on Breakfast with Sam Robinson about the situation in Port Macquarie, March 22


Hopeland’s flood photos

NSW Floods 2021

Source: Patricia Horwood

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Source: Cathy Cusack

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Source: Allison Wiseman / Long Jetty on the Central Coast

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Source: Cheryl Bailey / Yippin Creek, Wauchope

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Source: Cheryl Bailey / Yippin Creek, Wauchope

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Source: Cheryl Bailey / Yippin Creek, Wauchope

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Source: Cheryl Bailey / Yippin Creek, Wauchope

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Source: Lyndsay Packer

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Source: Paul Russell / Hawkesbury river at North Richmond, 14.5m high

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Source: Michelle Grice / Port Macquarie. This was the view from our hotel – top photo Fri 4pm, bottom photo Sat 8am.

NSW Floods 2021

Source: Benjamin Knight / Nepean River

NSW Floods 2021

Source: Benjamin Knight / Nepean River

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Source: Amanda Campbell / Today our kids school was shut so a few of them chipped in to help a family put in some sandbags at their flood affected home.

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Source: Mandi Gibson / North Richmond bridge

NSW Floods 2021

Source: Deb Woon

NSW Floods 2021

Source: Deb Woon

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Source: Skye Russell

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Source: Lyn Leslie / Windsor Road near Pitt Town Road McGraths Hill looking towards Windsor

NSW Floods 2021

Source: Lisa Maria

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Source: Nicola Reifenstein / Strong Nation Church @ Brabyn St Windsor

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Source: Nicola Reifenstein / SES rescue truck

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Source: Dave John / Bogged my car in the backyard due to flooding near Nepean River

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Source: Loretta Farrell / During, River Road, Emu Plains

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Source: Loretta Farrell / After, River Road, Emu Plains

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Source: Sami Wikaira-Paul

NSW Floods 2021

Source: Sami Wikaira-Paul

NSW Floods 2021

Source: Sami Wikaira-Paul

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Source: Ally Mak / My son trying to get home from Hunter Valley on Saturday before being trapped

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Source: Katherine Klaack

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Source: Glenda Gantman

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Source: Michelle Dacey / North Richmond Bridge

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Source: Michelle Dacey / North Richmond Bridge

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Source: Elizabeth Anne / The Mann River breaking it’s banks (we couldn’t get any closer)

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Source: Meredith Mullen / Windsor

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Source: Meredith Mullen / Outside Hawkesbury Church Windsor

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Source: Meredith Mullen / Windsor Bridge

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Source: Erika Monk / Gorricks Lane, Freemans Reach. The trees in the far background are on the bank of the Hawkesbury River. This is our road into Windsor

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Source: Elizabeth Robbins / Trees in the middle whose tops are just sticking out are next to the road

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Source: Lee Shrimpton / The Terrace Windsor meets the river SES tape

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Source: Lindsay Sparks / South Windsor. Rifle Range Road

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Source: Lindsay Sparks / Windsor just near the Windsor Bridge and McGraths Hill

NSW Floods 2021

Source: Denise Merchant

NSW Floods 2021

Source: Denise Merchant

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Source: Bryan Wilson / Newell Highway boggabila QLD boarder nsw side

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Source: Susie Steele / My dad’s back yard. The trees are normally on dry land

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Source: Michael Mcguiness / Our veranda in north Richmond

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Source: Stevo Jenkins / Soccer fields completely under at mc Graths hill

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Source: Sarah Jane Eastwood

NSW Floods 2021

Source: Sarah Jane Eastwood

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Source: Sarah Jane Eastwood

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Source: Kathy Thompson / Kempsey Smith Street looking towards Macleay Valley Way

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Source: Karen Stuttle / Basically the whole Hawkesbury

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Source: Karen Stuttle / Once there was a road (North Richmond)

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Source: Emma Hangan / The way to Richmond from the north Richmond side. And now Bells line of road is cut off too we are all stuck

NSW Floods 2021

Source: Sar Bethany / Freeman’s Reach

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Source: Louise Dawson
/ Bathurst NSW

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Source: Ashleigh Gibbs / Parramatta river 6.30am Sunday morning

NSW Floods 2021

Source: Ashleigh Gibbs / Parramatta river 7.30am Sunday morning

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Source: Sam Crowe / My house, Londonderry

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Source: Jennie Williams / Port Macquarie

NSW Floods 2021

Source: Jennie Williams / Port Macquarie

NSW Floods 2021

Source: Jennie Williams / Port Macquarie

NSW Floods 2021

Source: Jennie Williams / Port Macquarie

NSW Floods 2021

Source: Jennie Williams / Port Macquarie

NSW Floods 2021

Source: Jennie Williams / Port Macquarie

NSW Floods 2021

Source: Cameron Hayton

NSW Floods 2021

Source: Cameron Hayton

North Richmond by Michelle De Rooy 4

Source: Michelle De Rooy

North Richmond by Michelle De Rooy 3

Source: Michelle De Rooy

North Richmond by Michelle De Rooy 2

Source: Michelle De Rooy

North Richmond by Michelle De Rooy 1

Source: Michelle De Rooy

Nepean River Emu Plains Tracy Middleton 6

Source: Tracy Middleton

Nepean River Emu Plains Tracy Middleton 2

Source: Tracy Middleton

Nepean River Emu Plains Tracy Middleton 7

Source: Tracy Middleton

Nepean River Emu Plains Tracy Middleton 11

Source: Tracy Middleton

Nepean River Emu Plains Tracy Middleton 14

Source: Tracy Middleton

Nepean River Emu Plains Tracy Middleton 13

Source: Tracy Middleton

Nepean River Emu Plains Tracy Middleton 8

Source: Tracy Middleton

Nepean River Emu Plains Tracy Middleton 4

Source: Tracy Middleton

Nepean River Emu Plains Tracy Middleton 12

Source: Tracy Middleton

Nepean River Emu Plains Tracy Middleton 5

Source: Tracy Middleton

Nepean River Emu Plains Tracy Middleton 1

Source: Tracy Middleton

Nepean River Emu Plains Tracy Middleton 10

Source: Tracy Middleton

Nepean River Emu Plains Tracy Middleton 9

Source: Tracy Middleton

Penrith and near Windsor Downs

Source: Reece Neuman / Penrith and near Windsor Downs

Penrith and near Windsor Downs

Source: Reece Neuman / Penrith and near Windsor Downs

Penrith and near Windsor Downs

Source: Reece Neuman / Penrith and near Windsor Downs

Penrith and near Windsor Downs

Source: Reece Neuman / Penrith and near Windsor Downs

Penrith and near Windsor Downs

Source: Reece Neuman / Penrith and near Windsor Downs