Changing conditions: Strickland and surrounding areas

Bushfire Watch and Act Strickland and surrounding areas –
Monitor conditions as they are changing

This is a Bushfire Watch and Act message for Strickland and surrounding areas – Monitor conditions as they are changing.

The fire is expected to be difficult to control. Embers, smoke, and ash may fall on Strickland and surrounding areas.

Conditions are expected to be changeable.

THIS ALERT WAS ISSUED AT 8.22PM ON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2024.
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ROAD CLOSURE DETAILS

What to do:

Take action now to protect yourself, your family, and your home.

If you are not prepared for a bushfire, be ready to leave early for a safer place.

Only travel if it is safe for you to do so.

If you have made a bushfire plan, check it now.

If you don’t live near Strickland and surrounding areas, stay away.

For fire updates, listen to ABC Local Radio or visit tasalert.com

Community Information:

For information on current road closures, visit the Tasmania Police website: police.tas.gov.au/community-alerts/

People at higher risk from the effects of smoke, including those with medical conditions, are advised to have a personal plan for avoiding smoke and managing their health. Advice is available from the Department of Health health.tas.gov.au/health-topics/environmental-health/air-quality or Asthma Australia asthma.org.au/triggers/wood-heaters-woodfires-and-bushfires/

If there is a fire and your plan is to evacuate or leave, the best option is to stay with family or friends.

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