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21 JUN 2016 Nick Connolly - Acting Assistant Director Operations & Resources 6173 2700

 

Forecast Rainfall and Strong Winds

As a result of Bureau of Meteorology forecasts for the remainder of this week, and noting the recent impacts of flooding, the SES is advising Tasmanians to exercise caution in light of expected rain.

Specifically, rainfall on Thursday may be up to 30mm in catchments; together with some strong gusting winds (in the North and North West Regions in particular). As a result of the recent heavy rainfalls and full catchments, this rain may result in minor flood levels in some areas.

“Whilst we do not expect rainfall or inundation to the magnitude of two weeks ago, localised flooding and road conditions may still present as hazardous. In particular, we ask people to be aware of treefalls due to the strong winds and sodden ground” said Acting Director SES, Mr Nick Wilson.

We ask people to be aware of trees that may fall due to stronger winds and sodden ground and the increased risk of tree limbs falling.

We remind people:

  • Do not go near flood waters, drains or culverts
  • Do not drive, walk, swim or cycle through flood waters
  • Beware of damaged trees and keep clear of fallen powerlines and floodwaters surrounding them
  • Check that family and neighbours are aware of conditions
  • Check on livestock and pets to ensure they are safe
  • 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 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

IN LIFE THREATENING EMERGENCIES CALL 000


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