Monday, June 6, 2016

New Norfolk opens flood evacuation centre

New evacuation centre established at Carinya Education Park, 103 Blair St, New Norfolk
If you are relocating to the evacuation centre, please remember to take your medicines, valuables, documents, change of clothes, mobile phone & charger, toiletries and pets (preferably in cage). Please register with the Derwent Valley Council.
For the latest community alerts and road closures:
Road closureshttp://www.police.tas.gov.au/…/road-closure-lighthouse-roa…/
SES alertshttp://www.ses.tas.gov.au/h/es/community-alerts
For the latest flood warning updates from the Bureau of Meteorologyhttp://www.bom.gov.au/cgi-bin/wrap_fwo.pl?IDT20610.html

SES advises that precautions should include:
• For life threatening situations, call 000 immediately.
• Do not drive, walk, swim or cycle through flood waters
• Do not allow children to play near flood waters, drains or culverts; and supervise them at all times
• Drive to the conditions – if you don’t need to drive in the wet, preferably stay indoors
• Do not go to the beach until this weather system has cleared.
• Farmers and graziers in forecast-affected areas are advised to move stock and agricultural equipment to higher ground
• Ensure that drains and gutters are clear of debris and are running freely
• Secure outdoor items including furniture and play equipment (i.e. trampolines are a frequent issue in high winds)
• Check that family and neighbours are aware of warnings
• Be prepared in case of power outages
• Beware of damaged trees and power lines and take care when driving
• Listen to the ABC radio or checkwww.ses.tas.gov.au for further advice. Additionally, stay abreast of road closures by monitoring the Tasmania Police website or by calling 131 444
• For flood and storm emergency assistance, contact the SES on 132 500

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