Storms can happen anywhere and at any time of the year.
Storms are more common in most areas of New South Wales during storm season (from October to the end of March), but it is important to stay ready all year round.
Severe storms may cause major damage. They may be accompanied by torrential rain, strong winds, large hailstones and lightning. Storms can cause flash flooding, unroof buildings and damage trees and power lines.
You can also be indirectly affected by storms even if your property is not damaged. If access roads are cut or you have no power or telephone, you need to know what to do and where to turn to for help.
Follow this link to the NSW State Emergency Service Website for more information on Storm Safety in NSW.