Weather Warnings - Severe Weather Warning for TAS
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Severe Weather Warning
for people in the Furneaux Islands, North West Coast, Central North, North
East, Western, Central Plateau, Midlands, East Coast, Upper Derwent Valley and
South East forecast districts.
Issued at 1:42 am EDT on Friday 21 February 2014.
Damaging winds are no longer expected in Tasmania.
An intense low pressure system is now moving away to the southeast of Tasmania.
The Severe Weather Warning for the Furneaux Islands, East Coast, Upper Derwent
Valley and South East forecast districts and parts of the North West Coast,
Central North, North East, Western, Central Plateau and Midlands forecast
districts has been cancelled, but the situation will continue to be monitored
and further warnings will be issued if necessary.
The State Emergency Service and Tasmania Police advise that people should:
- Keep clear of fallen power lines.
- Take care driving in reduced visibility. Do not drive, ride or walk through
water flowing over roads and bridges and obey all road closure signs.
- Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.
- Beware of fallen trees or debris on the road.
For emergency help in floods and storms, ring the SES on 132 500.
No further warnings will be issued for this event.
This warning is also available through TV and Radio broadcasts; the Bureau's
website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 216. The Bureau and State Emergency
Service would appreciate this warning being broadcast regularly.