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06 JUN 2016 DPFEM Media Unit 03 6173 2424

 

Flood Update – Macquarie River - 2015hrs

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a major flood warning for the Macquarie River region. Major flooding is occurring along the Macquarie River now between Lake River and Longford.

Some properties in these areas are likely to become isolated and/or inundated by flood waters.

Communities likely to be affected include low lying areas in the Cressy and Longford districts.

Flood waters are a threat to public safety.

Livestock, equipment and crops in the region are likely to be threatened by flood waters.

Driving conditions may be dangerous.

Current reported road closures listed on the Tasmania Police website:  police.tas.gov.au Link to External Site.

Advice to community:

  • Do not go near flood waters, drains or culverts.
  • Do not drive, walk, swim or cycle through flood waters.
  • Stay away from beaches as potentially 8m swells are expected on Northern East Coast of the state.
  • 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.

FOR FLOOD AND EMERGENCY ASSSISTANCE CONTACT SES ON 132 500


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