Sunday, July 21, 2013

Flood watch continues overnight

Bureau of Meteorology - Tasmania
FLOOD WATCH FOR ALL SOUTHERN RIVER BASINS
AND THE LOWER EAST COAST

Note: This Flood Watch is a "heads up" for possible future flooding and is NOT a Flood Warning.

Issued at 4.27pm on Sunday 21 July 2013 by the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart

Flood Watch Advice continues for all southern river basins, including the Huon, Coal and Lower Derwent rivers, and the Lower East Coast.

Rainfall totals in the order of 20 to 60mm have now fallen across the South and the Lower East Coast in the past 24hrs up to 3pm Sunday. A further 10 to 30mm is expected to fall overnight.

Strong stream rises can be expected in all rivers and streams about the south-east. Strong and dangerous flows will be a hazard where river and stream levels are high, with possible local flooding of roads and low bridges about the South and the Lower East Coast.

A minor flood warning has been issued for the Huon River Basin.
  • FloodSafe advice is available at www.ses.tas.gov.au
  • Road closure information is available at www.police.tas.gov.au
  • For emergency assistance call the SES on telephone number 13 25 00.
  • For life threatening situations, call 000 immediately.
Weather forecast: Rain, heavy at times with the chance of thunderstorm about the south.

Next Issue: By 10am, Monday 22/07/2013

For the latest rainfall and river level information see www.bom.gov.au/tas/flood

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