Launceston Floods - 1929
Flash flooding across Tasmania's North in 1929 claimed the lives of 22 people. The severe weather across the North East of Tasmania caused flood waters from both the North and South Esk rivers to converge on Launceston. The city was left without electricity, as the Duck Reach power station was destroyed in the torrent. The Tamar river broke its banks and the low lying suburbs of Launceston began evacuating in the early hours of the morning.
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