Tasmania State Emergency Service (SES) crews have responded to requests for assistance today as damaging winds continue to impact the state.

“So far today, the dedicated volunteers of Tasmania SES have responded to 68 requests for assistance relating to storm damage,” said Tasmania SES Executive Director, Mick Lowe.

“Requests for assistance have come in from across the state, with 23 in Southern Region, 15 in Northern Region, and 28 in Northwest Region.” 

“There has also been reports of fallen trees and powerlines which have impacted road access.”

A severe weather warning issued by the Bureau of Meteorology remains in place with damaging winds expected to ease later this afternoon and evening. 

“With damaging winds continuing it’s important that people keep up to date with the weather forecast and warnings and be prepared to keep safe.”

“If you’re driving on the roads, slow down, and be alert for fallen trees, hazards and debris.” 

“Our SES crews remain ready to help. Their assistance can be requested by calling 132 500.” 

In an emergency people should always phone Triple Zero (000).

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