SES Flood Watch and Act - North Esk River - Prepare Now

13 October 2022

**UDPATE 13 October 2022 at 8:20am**

SES Flood Watch and Act - North Esk River - Prepare Now

A Flood Watch and Act - Prepare Now has been issued for Blessington to White Hills & surrounds by Tasmania SES.

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a moderate flood warning for the North Esk river.

Locations likely to be impacted are: Blessington, White Hills.

From Thursday morning:

• Flooding is likely in streams and rivers.
• Lives could be at risk from flood waters.
• Some properties may become isolated or inundated by flood waters.
• Evacuation of some properties may be required.
• Property, livestock, equipment, and crops may be threatened by flood waters.
• Driving conditions may be dangerous.

Flood waters are a risk to safety, never walk, play, ride, or drive in floodwater.

What to do:

If you live in the alert area and/or near the North Eskriver, SES advises:
• If you have a flood emergency plan, use it now.
• Prepare your property (if safe to do so).

This may include:

• Placing furniture and possessions up high on tables/benches
Move livestock and equipment to higher ground
o Preparing your emergency kit and being ready to leave
• If conditions worsen and safe to do so, leave and go to the home of a family member or friend who is in a safe location away from the flood affected area.
• Contact family, friends, and neighbours to alert them of the potential for flooding.
• For flood updates, visit or listen to ABC local radio.

Community Information:

• For life-threatening emergencies, dial triple zero (000)
• For emergency flood and storm assistance call the SES on 132 500.
• For current river levels and weather conditions, visit
• For current reported road closures, visit
• For more information on preparing for flood, visit