Avoid entering floodwaters. Unpredictable currents and submerged hazards can be very dangerous.
If you must enter floodwaters, wear covered shoes, not thongs or bare feet, and check the depth and current with a stick. Stay away from drains, culverts and water that is more than knee deep.
Do not drive until you know it is safe. Check with Transport for NSW for safe routes before driving anywhere.
For emergency assistance call your local State Emergency Service on 132 500.
If you have lost household power, turn off all appliances at the power point as they may be affected by a power surge when power resumes.
If you are using candles, portable light or heating sources, never leave them unattended. Ensure they are kept well away from all flammable material. Always extinguish candles or any other open flame before going to bed.
Never use petrol or diesel-powered equipment (such as a generator or pump) in enclosed spaces.
In the event of fire, leave the house and call triple zero (000).
For more information refer to Staying safe and healthy during extended power outages.