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ACT to provide more cyclone help to QLD

The ACT Emergency Services Agency (ESA) will send a second team to North Queensland to provide assistance dealing with the impact of Cyclone Debbie.

The first ACT team is currently working on the initial damage assessment in Proserpine as part of a NSW multi agency taskforce.

Another four The ACT members will depart Canberra today, two from ACT Fire & Rescue and two from the ACT State Emergency Service.

ACT to provide cyclone help to QLD

The ACT Emergency Services Agency (ESA) will send a team to North Queensland tomorrow to provide assistance dealing with the impact of Cyclone Debbie.

The ACT team will be part of a NSW multi agency taskforce departing Sydney early in the morning.

The ACT members will be made up with a specialist commander and station officer from ACT Fire & Rescue and two volunteer members from the ACT State Emergency Service.

The taskforce is expected to be deployed for four days and will work on initial impact assessments in areas struck by the cyclone.

Storm strikes Northside

The ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) has received 24 calls for help following a storm over city’s north tonight.

ACTSES units are responding to the jobs with help from ACT Fire & Rescue and Transport Canberra and City Services.

No major damage has been reported at this stage.

For emergency storm and flood assistance ring the ACTSES on 132 500.

ACTSES receives calls for assistance – Update 2

The ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) has now received 130 requests for assistance following today’s heavy rain.

ACTSES crews, with the help of ACT Fire & Rescue, as well as Transport Canberra & City Services, have completed 55 of those jobs.

The majority of their efforts still revolve around minor flooding and roof leaks with only a few trees down around the city.

Staff and volunteers are expected to work through until approximately 10pm to clear the remaining 75 jobs.

People are reminded to stay well-clear of storm water drains following the heavy downpour and, if you require assistance, please call 132 500

ACTSES receives calls for assistance – update

The ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) has now received 96 requests for assistance following heavy rainfall across the ACT.

32 jobs have already been completed.

The majority of incidents still involve minor flooding and leaking roofs, with three trees reported down.

Five ACTSES crews are currently tasked and ACT Fire & Rescue and Transport Canberra & City Servces are assisting where required.

If you need assistance with storm or flood damage, please call 132 500