Author: Josh Agnew

DAILY BRIEFING: Continuing high winds cut power to nearly 3,000 Tasmanian homes by early this morning, and concerns are raised about Health Department management changes. Read more: Tasmania Now: Power cuts affect thousands, health management shake-up Source: ABC News

The day areas of the Mount Field National Park near Hobart have been closed because of rising floodwaters. Read more: Mount Field camp ground flooded Source: ABC News

Tasmania has recorded its strongest winds in more than 5 years over the past 24 hours, reaching speeds of up to 120km/h near Hobart, according to the Bureau of Meteorology… And it’s not over yet! The severe weather is continuing across Tasmania today, with the state battered by strong winds and heavy rain overnight. The […]

The severe weather is continuing across Tasmania today, with the state battered by strong winds and heavy rain overnight. Hobart recorded its strongest winds in up to 5 years on Tuesday, with gusts of up to 148 km/h recorded on Maatsuyker Island in the state’s far south, and gusts up to 93 km/h were recorded […]

DAILY BRIEFING: A woman sitting in a car with her grandchild watches her neighbour’s roof fly over the vehicle and crash to the ground as wild weather sweeps over Hobart, and Ambulance Tasmania’s heightened operating level is a “normal management tool”, the Government says. Read more: Tasmania Now: Roof lost as winds hit Hobart, ambulance […]

The State Emergency Service is advising people across the south east, west and far north east (including the Furneaux and King Island groups) of Tasmania to prepare for damaging winds forecast this afternoon and on Wednesday evening. “In order to prepare for the strong winds, we ask that people tie down and secure any loose […]

The State Emergency Service (SES) is warning Tasmanians to prepare for severe weather coming over the next few days, bringing damaging winds, heavy rain, snow and flooding. “In order to prepare for the strong winds, we ask that people tie down and secure any loose items including outdoor furniture and play equipment. Winds of this […]

Tasmanians should brace for “damaging winds, heavy rain, snow and flooding” as two cold fronts bring severe weather warnings and cause power outages. Read more: Tasmanians told to 'tie down their trampolines' as cold fronts approach Source: ABC News

DAILY BRIEFING: Christopher Lee Brown, who is charged with the murder of 19-year-old Billy Ray Waters, will front court this morning, and a Tasmanian council will remove the name of convicted paedophile John Millwood from several plaques. Read more: Tasmania Now: Paedophile's name to go from plaques, 33yo charged with murder Source: ABC News

Police have this afternoon charged a 33 year old man from Mowbray in the state’s north with murder, following the death of 17 year old Riverside teenager Billy Ray Waters. Two 17 year old males were charged with murder at an after hours court on Sunday evening, also relating to the death of Billy Ray […]


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