News Alerts

Severe Thunderstorm Warning

The Bureau of Meteorology have issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for destructive winds, giant hailstones and heavy rainfall for the ACT and surrounding region.

The ACT SES have responded to 22 Requests For Assistance mostly due to water damage and minor flooding following this morning’s rain event.

ESA remind the community to remain vigilant and for adults and children to stay clear of creeks, causeways and storm drains and not to drive, ride or walk through these areas.

– Keep away from trees and fallen power lines
– Do not walk, ride or drive through water
– Move your car under cover
– If possible bring pets inside; and
– Turn headlights on when driving and drive to the conditions

Further flood safety information is available on the ESA website.

In a life threatening emergency always call Emergency Triple Zero (000).

For assistance during a storm or flood call ACT SES on 132 500.

Structure fire in Kambah

At approximately 7:35pm ACT Fire & Rescue responded to a stand alone garden shed that was well alight. Two pumpers were supported by a commander to extinguish the fire. The shed and its contents were totally destroyed. No injuries resulted from this incident.

Get ready for damaging winds and heavy rain

The Bureau of Meteorology has forecast damaging winds and heavy rain in the ACT for tomorrow.

The ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) advise residents that while the sun is out, now is the time to get ready by:

– securing any loose items around the home that could blow away in the wind.
– cleaning your gutters, downpipes and drains to prevent blockages.
– moving vehicles under cover or away from trees.

For more information on getting storm ready visit esa.act.gov.au

Residents who require assistance during a storm or flood can call the ACTSES on 132 500. In a life threatening emergency always call Emergency Triple Zero (000).

Stay Cool, Look After Yourself and Look Out for Others

Summer is well and truly here, with temperatures forecasted to reach close to 34 degrees over the weekend. The ACT Ambulance Service would like to remind you to:

  • Drink water to stay hydrated
  • Avoid strenuous physical activity in the heat
  • Do not leave children or pets unattended in hot cars and
  • Wear sensible clothing including a hat and sunscreen.

Call Emergency Triple Zero (000) for an ambulance if someone is showing signs of heat stress. Young children and the elderly are most vulnerable to heat stress. Signs for heat stress can include nausea, vomiting, dizziness, fainting, weakness, headaches, and if sweating stops.

Motor Vehicle Incident – Tuggeranong Parkway

ACT Fire & Rescue, ACT Ambulance Service and ACT Policing are on scene at a motor vehicle incident on the Tuggeranong Parkway. Intensive care ambulance paramedics attending the scene and assessed two patients for minor injuries. ACT Policing have advised that southbound on the Tuggeranong Parkway between Hindmarsh Drive and Sulwood Drive is closed and to take an alternative route.