Flood Watch and Act

Flood Watch and Act message for Ouse and surrounds

A Flood Watch and Act – Monitor conditions as they are changing has been issued for Ouse and surrounds by Tasmania SES. The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a moderate flood warning for the River Ouse. Locations likely to be impacted are Ouse and surrounds

During the next few days:

Flooding is likely in streams and rivers.

Lives could be at risk from flood waters.

Some properties may become isolated or inundated by flood waters.

Evacuation of some properties may be required.

Property, livestock, equipment, and crops may be threatened by flood waters.

Driving conditions may be dangerous.

Flood waters are a risk to safety, never walk, play, ride, or drive in floodwater.

What to do: If you live in the alert area and/or near the River Ouse, SES advises:

If you have a flood emergency plan, use it now.

Prepare your property (if safe to do so). This may include:

    Placing furniture and possessions up high on tables/benches

    Move livestock and equipment to higher ground

    Preparing your emergency kit and being ready to leave

If conditions worsen and safe to do so, leave and go to the home of a family member or friend who is in a safe location away from the flood affected area.

Contact family, friends, and neighbours to alert them of the potential for flooding.

For flood updates, visit TasALERT.com or listen to ABC local radio.

Community Information

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

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