Update two – ACTSES urge consideration of storm warning

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a fresh severe storm warning specifically for the northern and western suburbs of Canberra in the next hour.

ACT State Emergency Service reminds the community that during a storm, there are simple things you can do to help protect yourself and your family:

o Never enter or travel through floodwater;
o Stay indoors, clear of windows;
o Stay clear of creeks, drains, causeways, gutters, streams, fallen trees, power lines and damaged buildings;
o If driving, put your hazard lights on and pull over to the side of the road keeping clear of drains, causeways, streams, creeks, trees and power lines.
o If outdoors, seek secure shelter away from drains, causeways, streams, creeks, trees and power lines; and
o Listen to your local radio station and other media for information, updates and advice.

For emergency assistance in floods and storms, call the ACTSES on 132 500.

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