Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Huon River
Final Flood Warning for the Huon River
Issued at 9:24 am EDT on Monday 17 October 2016
By Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart
Flood Warning Number: 3
No further flooding is expected along the Huon River.
Since 9 am Sunday rainfall totals of 10 to 40 mm have been recorded in the Huon
Further falls of 10 to 15 mm are possible during Monday with the higher totals
more likely in the west.
Strong and dangerous flows a likely to remain a hazard in throughout the Huon
catchment over the next few days.
Huon River above Tahune:
Minor flooding has eased in the Huon River around and downstream of Harrisons
Minor flooding has eased in the Picton River.
Huon River - Tahune to Judbury:
No flooding is expected in the Huon River - Tahune to Judbury.
The Huon River at Tahune Bridge is currently at 2.50 metres (minor flood level
4.0 metres) and falling.
The Huon River at Judbury peaked below the minor flood level (4.0 metres)
Sunday evening and is currently at 2.60 metres and falling.
Huon River around Huonville:
No flooding is expected in the Huon River around Huonville.
The Huon River at Huonville peaked below the minor flood level (3.0 metres)
Sunday evening and is currently at 2.33 metres and falling.
Flood Safety Advice:
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 132 500.
For life threatening situations, call 000 immediately.
This is a final warning, no further warnings will be issued for this event.
Latest River Heights:
Huon River at Harrisons Opening, 2.65, Falling, 09:15 AM MON 17/10/16
Picton River above Farmhouse Creek, 2.48, Falling, 09:16 AM MON 17/10/16
Huon River at Tahune Bridge, 2.50, Falling, 07:45 AM Mon 17/10/16
Huon River at Judbury, 2.60, Falling, 09:00 PM SUN 16/10/16
Huon River at Huonville, 2.33, Falling, 06:28 AM MON 17/10/16
This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 216. Warning, rainfall and
river information are available at www.bom.gov.au/tas/flood. The latest weather
forecast is available at www.bom.gov.au/tas/forecasts.
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