Email Updated May 11, 2018 12:40:45 Sorry, this video has expired Video: Flash floods tear through Hobart after record rain. (ABC News) Map: Hobart 7000 Cars have floated down Hobart CBD streets and homes and businesses were evacuated as flash flooding hit the city following record rainfall overnight. Key points:Hobart hit by more than 100 millimetres of rain in a single day, doubling the previous recordFlooding in city centre, Salamanca, South Hobart, Sandy Bay, New Town, Blackmans Bay, Kingston and the University of TasmaniaFurther rain and wind expected today, police advise people to be prepared and avoid unnecessary travel Hobart city recorded more than 100 millimetres of rain in a single day for the first time ever in May — doubling the previous record. It is understood to be only the fifth time since 1893 that the city has recorded more than 100mm in a day in any month with the State Emergency Service describing it as “an extreme weather event”.Hobart resident Monte Bovill said the streets of the city were like rivers.”Macquarie Street, which is the main street in Hobart, had probably two dozen cars just lying there on the road, that had been swept down,” he said. “It… Read full this story
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