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The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a Severe Weather Warning for Heavy Rainfall for people in the East Coast and parts of Furneaux Islands, South East, North East and Midlands Forecast Districts.

Heavy Rainfall may lead to Flash Flooding may develop about the east coast of Tasmania during Thursday morning. During the day, 40 to 60 mm is expected along the east coast and adjacent highlands, with in excess to 100 mm possible at isolated locations. Heavy rain is expected to eas...e during Thursday evening.

Locations which may be affected include St Helens, Swansea, Bicheno, Orford, Fingal and Dodges Ferry.

The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
*Supervise children closely.
*Check that family and neighbours are aware of warnings.
*Manage pets and livestock.
*Clear drains and gutters on premises prior to severe weather arriving.
*Do not walk, ride or drive through flood waters.
*Be prepared in case of power outages and report any outages to TasNetworks on 132 004.
*For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.

More information is available about the Severe Weather Warning at https://bit.ly/2URpmCH

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The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a Severe Weather Warning for Heavy Rainfall for people in the East Coast and parts of Furneaux Islands, South East and North East Forecast Districts.

Heavy Rainfall which may lead to Flash Flooding may develop about the east coast of Tasmania during Thursday morning. During the say, 30 to 50 mm is expected along the east coast and adjacent highlands, with in excess of 80 mm possible at isolated locations. Heavy rain is expected to ease dur...ing Thursday evening.

Locations which may be affected include St Helens, Swansea, Bicheno, Orford, Fingal and Scamander.

The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
*Supervise children closely.
*Check that family and neighbours are aware of warnings.
*Manage pets and livestock.
*Clear drains and gutters on premises prior to severe weather arriving.
*Do not walk, ride or drive through flood waters.
*Be prepared in case of power outages and report any outages to TasNetworks on 132 004.
*Listen to the ABC radio or check www.ses.tas.gov.au for further advice.
*For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.

More information about the Severe Weather Warning is available at https://bit.ly/2R0gNnY

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