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Weather Warnings - Flood Watch

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 3:57 pm EST on Saturday 12 August 2017

By the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.

A flood watch for the Huon River is now finalised.

In the 48 hours to 3pm Saturday, widespread rainfall totals of 20-60mm have
been recorded in the Huon River catchment, with higher totals in excess of 70mm
recorded at North Boomerang. Rain is starting to ease, with further rainfall
totals of 5-10mm likely across the Huon River catchment for the remainder of

River rises have been observed in the upper Huon River. Catchment specific
warnings will be issued if and when required.

Strong and dangerous flows may be a hazard throughout the Huon River catchment
for the next few days.

Note: This Flood Watch is a "heads up" for possible future flooding and is NOT
a Flood Warning. The Bureau of Meteorology does not provide a flood warning
service for all of the catchments covered by this flood watch.

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.

Weather Forecast:
For the latest weather forecast see http://www.bom.gov.au/tas/forecasts/

Next Issue:
No further flood watches will be issued for this event.

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