Emergency History in the Shire

What is the history of emergencies in the Shire?

Sutherland Shire is located in an area of natural beauty; however, it also means we are susceptible to bushfire, storms and flooding. Since 1938 Sutherland Shire has experienced 17 bush fire events, 50 earthquake recordings (the largest being 4.8 in 1999), and numerous major storms including the damaging hailstorm of 1999 and the Kurnell tornado in 2015. It is important that the community remains vigilant and prepared for any emergency that may occur.

Shire emergencies over the last 30 years:

  • 1998 Bushfires
  • 1989 Bushfires
  • 1994 Bushfires
  • 1997 Bushfires
  • 1999 Waterfall Train Disaster
  • 1999 Hailstorm
  • 1999 Earthquake 4.8
  • 2001 Bushfires
  • 2002 Bushfires
  • 2015 Tornado
  • 2016 East Coast Low (Severe Storm)
  • 2017 Bushfires

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