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Heavy rain drenches southern Tasmania, more ahead

Monday July 22, 2013 - 08:32 EST
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Heavy rain has swollen the Huon River in southern Tasmania. - ABC

Several homes have flooded in the heavy rain lashing Tasmanian's south-east.

The State Emergency Service has had 11 call outs for flooding houses and leaking roofs in the past 24 hours.

The SES's Southern Regional Manager Mark Nelson says the worst effected areas were Kingston, Sandy Bay and Sorell.

"Due to all the extra water we get overflowing gutters and water can flow in through leaks in houses that people hadn't noticed and need patching," he said.

The weather bureau downgraded or cancelled its severe flood warnings last night but a minor flood warning remains for the Huon River.

Police are warning drivers of flood water on some southern roads.

The Pittwater Causeways at Cambridge, Midway Point and Sorell areas are affected as well Pawleena Road in Sorell.

Reports have also been received on floodwater on Woodsdale Road at Runnymede.


- ABC

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