The NSW State Emergency Service (NSW SES) will soon transition to an overhauled warning system under the new nation-wide Australian Warning System, to be introduced next month.
The Australian Warning System is a national three-tiered warning framework that will cover all emergency services organisations and all hazards.
NSW SES Commissioner Carlene York said the new approach to warnings will better support communities by providing them with greater clarity. ‘Early warnings save lives. Our new warnings will contain very clear action statements to enable the community to make safe decisions.
‘If you live in a community that has received flood warnings in the past, it is important to learn how the NSW SES warnings are changing, and prepare for what action you will take when a future disaster strikes.’
Under the Australian Warning System’s Advice, Watch & Act and Emergency Warning framework, the NSW SES tiers of warning will be:
- Stay informed;
- Prepare to evacuate; and
- Move to higher ground.
Warnings during storms, floods and tsunamis will continue to be distributed through the NSW SES website, NSW SES social media channels and local ABC radio stations
The NSW SES’s new tiers of warning will provide greater consistency as all states and territories gradually transition to the Australian Warning System.
Learn more at www.ses.nsw.gov.au/warnings.