Weather Warnings - Severe Thunderstorm Warning for TAS
Tasmanian Regional Office
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CANCELLATION SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
Issued at 9:57 pm Thursday, 2 March 2017.
Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in Tasmania.
The immediate threat of severe thunderstorms has passed, but the situation will
continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary.
The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.
* Avoid driving, walking or riding through flood waters.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132500.
Warnings are 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 warnings being broadcast regularly.
Thousands of north Queenslanders are being evacuated as Cyclone Debbie bears down on the coast, bringing winds of up to 300 kilometres per hour and possibly a four-metre storm surge.
Evacuations have been ordered in coastal towns and communities in the Whitsundays and Burdekin regions in north Queensland as Tropical Cyclone Debbie bears down, with authorities warning of damaging tidal surges.
Tropical Cyclone Debbie continues to strengthen over the Coral Sea as Queensland residents prepare for destructive weather in the days ahead.