Ben Lomond ski lodge staff faced a harrowing night as wild winds lifted part of a roof and sent corrugated sheets of iron flying.
Wild weather has also left 2,500 properties without power across the state overnight.
A TasNetworks spokesperson told the ABC the supplier is expecting more outages to occur due to lightning strikes this afternoon.
"In the south, 848 customers are without power. We've got TasNetworks crews and external providers working on the outages. Bruny Island [is] due to be restored by 2:00pm, with our customers at Orford due to be restored later in the afternoon, by 5:00pm," they said.
TasNetworks said all other areas are expected to have power restored "later this afternoon or evening".
In the north of the state, 545 customers are without power, with 1,141 in the north-west also affected.
The outages were mainly the result of trees falling across lines, TasNetworks said.
People are urged to report issues to TasNetworks on 132 004.
Police have advised the Esplanade, which runs adjacent to the Huon River, is closed due to water over the road, at Huonville.
In the early hours of the morning a cold front moved across the state, bringing severe winds with it.
Felicity Foot from the Ben Lomond ski lodge posted on social media about the conditions at Tasmania's biggest ski destination.
"The building has had the crap blown out of it!
"Started in unit 2 Graeme's side and it is just wobbling to buggery as there are (sic) not any real substance to the building.
"We have been saying for years it is well past [its] use-by date. We are evacuating, too dangerous!"
The highest wind gust reported so far — 163 kph — was at Maatsuyker Island in the far south of the state.
Hobart experienced gusts of 93 kph and there were 131 kph winds at kunanyi/Mt Wellington.
Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) forecaster Rachel McInerney said that while the worst is over, the bad weather will remain for most of the morning.
"The peak of the winds are pretty much over — they were mostly associated with that front crossing this morning," Ms McInerny said.
"But that doesn't mean it won't be windy — we are still expecting some potentially damaging wind gusts, particularly through the morning period, but through the afternoon and evening those wind gusts will gradually ease."
SES spokesman Leon Smith urged people to remain prepared for any damaging winds forecast this morning.
"Prepare yourselves and ensure you keep abreast of the emerging warnings, and maintain awareness of the environment in which you are working and living," he said.
He said that while the SES did not receive many calls overnight, they are expecting more this morning as the weather continues.
"Nothing of any great significance at this point, and those wind speeds are a lot lower than what was forecast, but we're expecting a peak as predicted some time this morning where we'll see an increase in workload."
"As per the forecast from the BOM, the anticipated high winds with those peak gusts of 110 to 120 kph were forecast for around 5am this morning."
The Tasmania Police website has a list of road closures.ABC