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07 JUN 2016 DPFEM Media Unit 03 6173 2424

 

EVACUATION INSTRUCTION

for immediate and continual broadcast

Due to rising flood levels of the South Esk River, the State Emergency Service advises the following evacuation procedures

Invermay

People in Invermay are advised to evacuate NOW as a precaution.

Relocate to the Evacuation Centres at:

the Silverdome in Prospect, or
the University of Tasmania at Newnham

There will be emergency services in the area. Please follow their instructions.

If you are unable to self-evacuate please call 132 500 for assistance.

REPEAT

Longford

People in Longford should look at your individual flood evacuation plan.

If you wish to evacuate as a precaution you should do so now.

You can go to: Longford Town Hall, Wellington Street.

Please check on neighbours, particularly the elderly and vulnerable.

Members of the public can contact Tasmanian Emergency Information Service on 1800 567 567.

Listen to ABC Local Radio for updates.

Advice:

  • Follow instructions of emergency services personnel in the area.
  • Do not go near flood waters, drains or culverts.
  • Do not drive, walk, swim or cycle through flood waters.
  • Move possessions to higher ground
  • Beware of damaged trees and keep clear of fallen powerlines and floodwaters surrounding them.
  • Check that family and neighbours are aware of warnings.
  • Check on livestock and pets to ensure they are safe from floodwaters.
  • Drive to the conditions. If you don’t need to drive in the wet, stay indoors.
  • Listen to ABC local radio or check www.ses.tas.gov.au for regular updates.
  • Road closures check www.police.tas.gov.au/community-alerts Link to External Site.

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