State Emergency Service

SES advice: Prepare for damaging winds on Sunday

THE Tasmania State Emergency Service is working with the Bureau of Meteorology monitoring weather forecasts and has called on the community to prepare and be safe during periods of damaging winds tomorrow.

“A severe weather warning is in place for damaging and destructive winds in excess of 125km/hr over large portions of the state expected from early tomorrow morning and expecting to ease late Sunday night,” SES assistant director Leon Smith said.

“Tasmanians need to be aware that conditions will vary significantly around the state during tomorrow. We have SES volunteer crews prepared and ready to respond to incidents if needed, and I encourage everyone to be aware of the weather forecast and the conditions within their local area and to take steps to keep safe,” Mr Smith said.

The State Emergency Service advises that people should:

  • Supervise children closely.
  • Check that family and neighbours are aware of warnings.
  • Manage pets and livestock.
  • Secure outdoor items including furniture and play equipment.
  • Be prepared in case of power outages and report any outages to TasNetworks on 132 004.
  • Beware of damaged trees and power lines and take care when driving.

For SES assistance, visit ses.tas.gov.au or phone 132 500. In an emergency, phone Triple Zero (000).

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