Heavy rain continues to threaten many suburbs across Northern Tasmania

Heavy rain continues to threaten many suburbs across Northern Tasmania

A Flood Watch and Act – Monitor conditions has been issued for Hadspen to Blackstone Heights & surrounds by Tasmania SES.

Based on current rainfall flooding is likely to occur along the lower Meander River and the lower South Esk River.

Locations likely to be impacted are: Hadspen, Westwood, Riverside, Travellers Rest, Blackstone Heights

Conditions will change within the next few hours. Monitor conditions:

  • 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 lower Meander River and the lower South Esk River, 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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