Flood advice issued for Hobart and surrounds

A Flood Advice – Monitor conditions has been issued for Hobart and surrounding areas. These areas are being monitored by the Tasmanian State Emergency Service.

Heavy rainfall due to thunderstorms may cause flash flooding from one or many waterways and across roadways and other areas.   Due to heavy rain from thunderstorms: 

  • Flooding in nearby streams and rivers is possible. 
  • Some areas 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 floodwater. 
  •  Note that flash flooding usually only lasts for a few hours. 
  •  Stay home unless it is unsafe to do so.  If you do need to go out, watch out for hazards. 
  •  Flooding in low lying areas near waterways may occur with very short warning time.  If you live or have property in an area prone to being flooded, you are advised to make preparations now.  

What to do – If you live in the alert area, 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.

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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