Storms that damaged roofs and left a man injured in Tasmania
are expected to continue and may lead to flooding.
A line of thunderstorms brought down roofs, powerlines and
trees in northern Tasmania on Monday, with the bad weather
predicted to continue through last night.
The SES delivered 120 sandbags in the Launceston area alone
"The focus of planning in the north-west will be on being
ready for damaging winds and the focus in the north will also
include flood readiness for flood-prone areas," SES spokesman
George Cretu said.
Wind gusts up to 120 km/h have also been predicted in
The Bureau of Meteorology said severe weather in the form of
damaging winds and heavy rainfall leading to flooding would
affect all parts of Tasmania until late tomorrow.
Mr Cretu said SES teams were being progressively stood down
but would remain on stand-by until Friday.
Monday's storms struck between Burnie and Latrobe from around
5.30pm, leaving a 68-year-old man with minor injuries.
Police said trees fell across a Devonport street, damaging a
car and closing the road, while several streets in East
Devonport were also affected by fallen trees and powerlines.
The roof of the Turners Beach Bowls Club was also severely