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Parts of Tasmania’s north-east on flood watch as low pressure system brings heavy rain

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Flooding in Tasmania. Image / Heath Holden (Stock)

Parts of Tasmania’s north-east are on flood watch as a trough of low pressure brings heavy rain to the state.

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a minor flood warning for the St Pauls River, with the Avoca River also likely to experience flooding.

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The SES has advised residents in Royal George, Avoca and surrounding areas to monitor conditions over the next 48 hours.

“Flooding in nearby streams and rivers is likely,” the SES said.

St Paul’s River at Avoca. Image / Pulse

“Some low-lying properties may become isolated by flood waters.”

“Property, livestock, equipment and crops in low lying areas may be at risk from flood waters [and] driving conditions may be dangerous.”

What to do:

If you live in the alert area and/or near the Royal George, Avoca and surrounding areas, SES advises:

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If you have a flood emergency plan, check it now.

Monitor conditions and prepare now to go to a safer place if conditions become more dangerous.

For SES Flood Warning updates, visit TasALERT.com.

Community Information:

For life-threatening emergencies, dial triple zero (000)

For emergency flood and storm assistance call the SES on 132 500.

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