Tasmania State Emergency Service (SES) is recommending the community be aware of forecast rain over coming days and prepare accordingly.

While flooding in northern Tasmania is continuing to ease from last week, Tasmania SES Acting Director, Leon Smith, said “The Bureau of Meteorology has forecast wet conditions developing later this week into next, and I recommend everyone be aware of the forecast and prepare accordingly.”

Rain is forecast in the northern half of the state during Friday, with showers and possible thunderstorms forecast across the eastern half of the state during Saturday.

“With soils and river catchments still saturated from last week, further rainfall may lead to renewed levels of flooding in some areas,” said Acting Director Smith.

“While winds are forecast to be below damaging level, with soils saturated, trees are more likely to fall due to the effect of high winds.

“I encourage the community to keep up-to-date with the weather warnings and utilise resources on the SES website to plan to make decisions safely.

“In addition, TasALERT is the single point of truth in regard to warnings relative to the actual conditions on the ground and Tasmanians are urged to make themselves familiar with the TasALERT site.”

SES urge people to seek further information and keep up-to-date with information from:

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

For assistance:

• Call SES on 132 500 for flood and storm-related emergency assistance.

• Dial Triple Zero (000) in a life-threatening emergency.