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12 JUL 2016 Nick Connolly - Acting Assistant Director of Operations and Resources 132 500

 

Severe Weather Warning for Damaging Winds

The Bureau of Meteorology warns of strong and damaging North Westerly winds around 60km/hr with gusts up to 100km/hr for parts of the North West Coast, Central North, North East and King Island. Wind gusts may be stronger with thunderstorms. Gusts up to 120 km/h are possible at the Furneaux Islands later this afternoon.

SES continues to monitor river levels with further rainfall in the North and North West. For
specific flood warnings refer to www.bom.gov.au Link to External Site

  • Beware of damaged trees and power lines, due to the saturated ground, trees may fall under these conditions
  • Secure outdoor items including furniture and play equipment (i.e. trampolines are a frequent issue in high winds)
  • Drive to the conditions - Do not drive, walk, swim or cycle through flood waters
  • People clearing debris near rivers should take precautions due to rapid water level rises and possibility of shifting debris.
  • Farmers and graziers on low lying areas are advised to move stock and agricultural equipment to higher ground
  • Check that family and neighbours are aware of warnings
  • Manage pets and livestock
  • Be prepared in case of power outages
  • Ensure drains and gutters are clear of debris and are running freely
  • Disaster preparedness is a shared responsibility
  • For road closures check the Tasmania Police website http://www.police.tas.gov.au/community-alerts Link to External Site
  • For further weather information monitor the Bureau of Meteorology website at www.bom.gov.au Link to External Site
  • Listen to the ABC radio or check www.ses.tas.gov.au for further advice

For flood and storm emergency assistance, contact the SES on 132 500

SES has volunteer units on standby.

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