A Flood Advice – Monitor conditions as they are changing has been issued for low lying areas along the Ouse River and Clyde River including Ouse, Bothwell to Hamilton and surrounds by Tasmania SES.
The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a minor flood warning in the River Derwent catchment for the Ouse River and Clyde River. River levels around Ouse and Bothwell may reach minor levels with forecast rainfall during Monday. Ouse River levels may rise rapidly.
Locations likely to be impacted are: Ouse, Bothwell, Hollow Tree, Hamilton and surrounding low lying areas.
- Flooding in nearby streams and rivers is likely.
- Some low-lying properties may become isolated by flood waters.
- Property, livestock, equipment, and crops in low lying areas may be at risk from flood waters.
- Driving conditions may be dangerous.
Flood waters are a risk to safety, never walk, play, ride or drive in flood water.
What to do:
If you live in low lying areas of Ouse, Bothwell, Hollow Tree, Hamilton and surrounds near the Ouse or Clyde Rivers, SES advises:
- If you have a flood emergency plan, check it now.
- Monitor conditions and prepare now to go to a safer place if conditions become more dangerous.
- For SES Flood Warning updates, visit TasALERT.com or listen to ABC local radio.
- For life-threatening emergencies, dial triple zero (000)
- For emergency flood and storm assistance call the SES on 132 500.
- For current river levels and weather conditions, visit www.bom.gov.au/tas/
- For current reported road closures, visit www.police.tas.gov.au
- For more information on preparing for flood, visit www.ses.tas.gov.au