Emergency Management

Current Alert Level: ADVICE: STAY INFORMED
 
Residents in the Dungog shire are advised to be on alert for potential flooding this weekend and into next week.
The current alert level is ADVICE: STAY INFORMED, meaning:
- an incident has started. Stay up to date in case the situation changes.
  • Stay informed
  • Monitor conditions
  • Reduced threat: return with caution
For more information, please visit:
Bureau of Meteorology: http://www.bom.gov.au/
ABC Newcastle Facebook page: ABC Newcastle
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Following the increased flood events this year and the predicted La Niña season ahead, the NSW SES has adopted the Australian Warning System for flood and tsunami warnings.

 
There are three levels within the AWS - Advice, Watch & Act and Emergency Warning. For each level, there are a series of clear action statements to guide positive action by the community. These include ‘stay informed’, ‘prepare to evacuate’ and ‘move to higher ground’ as shown below:
Advice - an incident has started. Stay up to date in case the situation changes.
  • Stay informed
  • Monitor conditions
  • Reduced threat: return with caution
Watch and Act - conditions are changing and you need to start taking action now to protect you and your family.
  • Do not enter floodwater
  • Prepare to evacuate
  • Prepare to isolate
  • Avoid the area
Emergency Warning - the highest level of warning. You may be in danger and need to take action immediately.
  • Evacuate now / Evacuate before [time]
  • Shelter now
  • Move to higher ground
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