Flood Warning Service

FLOOD WARNINGS FOR UPPER PARRAMATTA RIVER

When flood warnings are issued they will appear on this page. If there are 0 flood warnings, it means there are currently no flood warnings in force.

FLOOD WARNINGS

FloodSmart Parramatta offers a free flood warning service that provides early warning messages, to residents and businesses, when we think flooding is likely.

You can choose to receive warning messages in any combination of text, email, or automated voice message.

There are seven warning areas that cover different communities in the City of Parramatta. Each warning area will receive its own individual warning message in the event of a possible flood. This allows communities to know that the predicted flooding is relevant to them.

You can sign up to warnings for your home, workplace, children’s school or any area that interests you in the City of Parramatta local government area. You can also sign up to more than one warning area.

Sign up for Flood Warnings

Flood warnings will be issued by the Early Warning Network. For changes to your account once signed up, or to unsubscribe, go to the Early Warning Network website.

The warning areas

FloodSmart Parramatta currently has seven warning areas and your address will be used to find the right one for you.

Warning areas have been created for communities which are affected at the same time and from the same source. These warning areas may change with new information and we will contact you through your FloodSmart Parramatta account if this happens.

Flood warning areas for Parramatta LGA

No.

Warning Area Name

Description

1

McCoy Park

Properties near Pendle Creek, Girraween/Greystanes Creek and Toongabbie Creek around McCoy Park and downstream to Old Windsor Road

2

Toongabbie Creek

Properties near Toongabbie Creek in Old Toongabbie, Winston Hills and Northmead.

3

Lower Toongabbie and Wentworthville

Properties near Coopers Creek, Finlaysons Creek and Toongabbie Creek, between Cumberland Highway and Mons Road in Wentworthville and Westmead

4

Westmead and North Parramatta

Properties near Darling Mills Creek and Parramatta River in North Parramatta and Toongabbie Creek in Westmead

5

Darling Mills Creek

Properties near Darling Mills Creek downstream of Loyalty Road Basin

6

Parramatta CBD

Properties near and in the Parramatta CBD area and north of the river to Victoria Road

7

Brickfields Creek

Properties near Brickfields Creek in North Parramatta and Oatlands


Flood warning messages

When you receive a flood warning message from FloodSmart Parramatta, it will outline the expected level of flood severity which could be minor, moderate or major for your area. This is our way of telling you how bad a flood may be.

To understand what actions you need to take, it will be helpful to know if your property or nearby areas are at risk. Go to the Know Your Flood Risk page to view an interactive map of flood risk areas.

Flood warning severity explained

Minor Flood Warning

  • High risk areas may experience property flooding.

Local area conditions

  • Risk to life from fast flowing or deep water near the river or creek
  • Closure of roads most at risk of flooding
  • Flooding of land near rivers, creeks, low spots and recreational areas
  • Water levels may be high for many hours 

Moderate flood warning

  • High and Medium risk areas may experience property flooding.

Local area conditions

  • High risk to life from fast-flowing or deep water near the river or creek

  • Closure of many bridges and roads

  • Widespread flooding in areas not necessarily near the river

  • Water levels may be high for many hours

Major flood warning 

  • High, Medium and Low risk areas may experience property flooding

Local area conditions

  • Damage is possible to buildings and infrastructure
  • Extreme risk to life from fast-lowing deep water even in areas not near the river or creek
  • Closure of many bridges, roads and transport routes
  • Widespread deep flooding in many areas not necessarily near the river
  • Water levels may be high for many hours

No Further Impact

Local Area Conditions

The local conditions should now be improving:

  • No further flooding is expected in the next 12 hours
  • Flood levels will continue to drop

However:

  • There may still be dangerous fast flowing water near the river or creek
  • Debris and contamination may still cause problems in areas that have been flooded

Public information message (Parramatta CDB Riverside area only)

Footpaths and footbridges may be flooded - please use alternative travel routes

Definitions

Flood Warning Severity – Every flood is different! FloodSmart Parramatta aims to predict how significant a flood will be for you. When you receive a warning message for your community it will explain Flood Severity, which is categorised as Minor, Moderate or Major to help you take appropriate actions.

Warning Area – These are communities which are affected by flooding from the same source. Splitting the river system up into warning areas allows us to provide you with a targeted warning message for your area. Everyone in a warning area will receive the same message and you will need to know your properties risk area to understand what it means for you. For example, a Minor flood warning will not mean flooding for everyone, only those in the high risk areas.

Risk Area – If your house is flood prone it will fall within one of the risk areas shown on the Know Your Flood Risk page and will be; High, Medium or Low risk. Risk Areas are a way of describing how often your property might flood and how significant that flooding may be. Knowing your risk area will help you plan the right response to flooding.

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