SES Tasmania is preparing for what is expected to be another wet week, with the Bureau of Meteorology forecasting more rain in the coming days.
Tasmania SES Acting Director, Leon Smith wants Tasmanians to be aware further flooding is likely as the wet weather continues.
“The Bureau of Metrology has advised wet and windy weather is expected across Tasmania from today through to Thursday, with heavy rainfalls likely across the east and southeast regions,” he said.
“This weather system is unpredictable and there’s uncertainty around how the system will develop.”
“This means we don’t know exactly how the situation will unfold and therefore where the rainfall will occur, which is why it’s so important for people to be prepared for further flooding.”
“We’re also expecting strong and gusty winds across parts of northern and eastern Tasmania from today through to Wednesday, given the soil wetness it is likely that trees may come down causing additional hazard and potential power outages under these circumstances.”
“It’s anticipated at this stage that the heaviest rainfall will occur on Tuesday evening through to early Wednesday.”
“Our rivers and catchments are already saturated, which means they will most probably rise quickly with any further rainfall.”
“There are several flood warnings and road closures already in place from previous weather of significance, so we’re again urging members of the community to stay up-to-date at TasALERT.com”
“Do whatever you can now to prepare your property before the forecast weather arrives and have a plan.”
To stay up to date, and for more information, visit:
http://www.bom.gov.au/tas/warnings/ – for the latest weather forecast and warnings.
https://www.alert.tas.gov.au/ – for current flood warnings and advice.
https://www.ses.tas.gov.au/ – for advice on how to prepare, and make flood and evacuation plans
https://www.police.tas.gov.au/community-alerts/ – for road closures
• Call SES on 132 500 for flood and storm-related emergency assistance.
• Dial Triple Zero (000) in a life-threatening emergency.