Snow covered the north-eastern Tasmania

June 8. Snow covered the north-eastern Tasmania, while the rain continued to go to the south of the state.

This morning showers and strong winds forced the three flights to Hobart (the capital of the Australian state of Tasmania) to return to Melbourne Airport.

Jetstar airline representative said that their plane back to avoid the possible consequences of landing in difficult weather conditions. Several flights out of the Hobart also been canceled.

Wet weather continues to run amok in the south of Tasmania. At the station in Hobart's east coast flooding occurred in the suburban areas like Cambridge, Howrah, Tranmere and others. Police warn drivers about the possibility of flash floods along the Esk Highway on the north-east of the state.

Emergency services (ESS) reported a barrage of calls from Hyuonvilya with the increasing flood. Voluntary helpers service also responded almost thirty calls for help from the East Coast in Hobart. Sharon Sherman, a representative of the rescuers, confirmed that their team will continue to work. She believes that as the level of water in the bays, the calls continue to come.

Meanwhile, heavy snowfall blocked the Tasman Highway near Scottsdale and storys Creek Road in Avoca. Northern Division ESS warn farmers about possible flooding in Ballroom, Blessington and Burns Creek. Eight kilometers west of the town of Avoca noted flooding highway. A resident of Howrah Ray Maple found in his underground garage water whose level reached his ankles. According to him, the storm sewers can not handle the flow of water.

Translation: Vitaly Semkin


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