Skip To Content
    Posted on 7 Jun 2016

    These Photos Show How Devastating The Floods In Tasmania Are

    The recent floods in Tasmania are the worst the state has seen in 40 years.

    One woman has been found dead, two people are missing, and more than 100 have been evacuated as floods continue to threaten communities in northern Tasmania.

    Cordell Richardson / Fairfax Syndication

    Flash floods in Latrobe on June 6.

    The massive storm that devastated Australia's eastern seaboard hit Tasmania on Sunday, with almost 100 properties inundated and more than 100 roads closed, the State Emergency Service said it is one of the worst floods in 40 years.

    Heath Holden / Getty Images

    Large swells rolling into Mersey River in Devonport on June 5.

    Residents have been evacuated in affected towns including Latrobe and Launceston.

    Tasmania Police / Via Facebook: Tas.Police

    An aerial view of the main street in Latrobe on June 6.

    Flood warnings remain in place as water continues to overflow in several rivers.

    Crazy scenes on Launceston's Tamar River #tasfloods #sun7 #BigWetTas #EastCoastLow @VanessaOHanlon @LeonCompton

    This side by side comparison of Arthur River shows how much water the storm brought into Tasmania.

    The area was hit with more than 200mm of rainfall.

    Tasmania Police / Via Facebook: Tas.Police

    An aerial view of Latrobe on June 6.

    The wild weather has damaged infrastructure...

    Washed out homes...

    Heath Holden / Getty Images

    A flooded road in Latrobe on June 6.

    And destroyed livestock.

    Heath Holden / Getty Images

    A cow being saved from the Mersey River on June 6.

    The SES is advising residents to stay out of beaches and flooded areas, and to contact them on 132 500 for assistance.

    Heath Holden / Getty Images

    A view of Bells Parade in Latrobe on June 6.

    They are also urging people to stay vigilant as more rain is forecast for the next couple of days.

    BuzzFeed Daily

    Keep up with the latest daily buzz with the BuzzFeed Daily newsletter!

    Newsletter signup form