Thursday, 24 May 2018
| Flash flooding hits Hobart after torrential rain

Added: 10.05.2018 23:20 | 28 views | 0 comments


Rising water sweeps away cars and more than 13,000 properties lose power during storms
Wild weather caused flash flooding in Hobart on Friday morning, with cars swept away and emergency crews responding to hundreds of calls for help.
Police said the city centre was hit hard, forcing the closure of many roads and, with more heavy rain expected on Friday, motorists were urged to stay off roads.

Streets turned into fast-flowing rivers, with water surging inside homes and businesses. Two evacuation centres were set up as State Emergency Service crews worked to prioritise hundreds of calls for assistance.

Video from Hobart’s CBD in Campbell Street just sent to me

Disastrous scene down on Macquarie st . Roughly 16 cars washed down the street and damaged by . Roads closed. Reports of electricity in water

staff try to sweep floodwaters out of the flooded Old Woolstore Hotel in Hobart’s CBD

: Flooding now impacting some UTAS Sandy Bay buildings. This video is from the Engineering building

Hope all safe after a wild night in . Taroona like so many places lost power, but Hinsby Beach picked up a fish farm.

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