Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Lower Derwent's big wet

THE Bureau of Meteorology's flood watch for the Huon and Lower Derwent rivers was cancelled this morning but rain continued for much of the day.

In the Lower Derwent, particularly about the Styx and Plenty catchments, rainfall totals of up 38mm were recorded in the 24 hours to 9am today. High levels are currently being observed in the Styx and Tyenna rivers, but minor flooding is not expected for the Lower Derwent river.

Strong and dangerous flows will be a hazard where river and stream levels are high over the next few days.

  • 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.

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