News Alerts

Final update – response to heavy rain

The ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) and ACT Fire & Rescue have responded to 155 requests for assistance since 5 pm Friday, 1 December.

24 jobs are currently outstanding. 179 requests were received in total.

The ACTSES thanks the community for making good preparations prior to the rain.

A good level of community preparedness has seen requests for assistance received for only minor incidents.

Update 3 – response to heavy rain

179 requests for assistance have been received since 5 pm Friday, 1 December.

59 jobs are currently outstanding.

The ACT State Emergency Service and ACT Fire & Rescue are both responding.

No major damage or injuries have been reported.

Townhouse fire in Holt

A fire has caused significant damage to a townhouse in Berkeley Gardens, Holt.

ACT Fire & Rescue responded two fire pumpers that contained the blaze, a third provided support at the scene. The Breathing Apparatus vehicle is also on scene.

Fire investigations will be carried out to determine the cause of the fire.

No injuries have been reported.

Update 2 – response to heavy rain

149 requests for assistance have been received since 5 pm Friday, 1 December.

The ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) and ACT Fire & Rescue are responding.

Most of the jobs relate to leaking roofs.

The ACTSES is calling on Canberrans to take care not to drive, walk, ride or play in or near flood waters or stormwater drains.

If you require assistance during storms or flood call 132 500. In a life-threatening emergency call Triple Zero (000).

Update 1 – response to heavy rain

The ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) has received 23 calls for assistance since 5 pm Friday, 1 December.

Most of the jobs relate to backyard and garage flooding, as well as leaking roofs.

If you require assistance during storms or flood call 132 500. In a life-threatening emergency call Triple Zero (000).

No injuries or serious damage have been reported so far.