Tasmania SES has responded to about 95 requests for assistance today, during the severe weather event in southern Tasmania.
While the conditions are easing and the severe weather warning has been cancelled, the Bureau of Meteorology has advised there is potential for thunderstorm activity later today which could lead to further rainfall and flash flooding in some areas.
Acting Director Leon Smith said Tasmania SES had responded to requests for assistance from about 9am Sunday.
“Initially the incidents were north of Hobart, in the Brighton and Bagdad areas and then as the weather event moved, we saw a big increase in activity in the Huon and Dover areas,” he said.
“While strong winds were forecast, what we’ve seen today from an SES perspective was rain related.”
“Our crews have been responding to inundation into some homes and properties and are continuing to work alongside councils and Tasmania Police with road closures.”
“People are reminded to never walk, ride or drive through floodwaters.” Stay up to date with road closures on the Tasmania Police website.