The State Emergency Service has responded to 38 requests for assistance across the Southern Region of the state in the past 24 hours.
“Forecast damaging winds were realised in several areas of the south overnight, with SES crews kept busy with requests for assistance (RFA)”, said SES Regional Officer Mark Dance.
“SES crews responded to a RFA for roof damage to the Goulburn Street Primary School and multiple roof, window and tree damage across the Southern Region.”
SES crews have responded to RFA including:
- South Hobart – roof damage to Goulburn Street Primary School.
- Kingston – roller door of house blown in hitting car.
- South Hobart – trampoline on house roof.
- Geilston Bay – windows of house blown in.
- Hobart – roof damage to three houses.
- Howden – tree on house.
“I encourage all members of the community to be aware of weather forecasts and prepare when severe weather is predicted,” said SES Regional Officer Mark Dance.
“The State Emergency Service continues to have volunteer crews on standby to assist the community,” he said.
SES advises that people should do the following to prepare for severe weather:
- Clear drains and gutters of debris so they flow freely
- Secure outdoor items including furniture and play equipment
- Beware of fallen trees and power lines
- Monitor conditions and move stock and equipment from low-lying paddocks as required
- Check that family and neighbours are aware of warnings
- Never enter floodwater or drive on flooded roads – it only takes 15cm of water to float a car
- Be aware of debris on roads after flooding has subsided
- Visit www.ses.tas.gov.au for further preparation advice
- Listen to ABC Local Radio for updates in an emergency
- Keep up to date with the latest weather warnings at www.bom.gov.au/tas
If your life is in danger call triple zero. If you need emergency assistance from the SES, call 132 500.