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Update three – Wet and windy weather call outs

The ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) has recieved a total of 150 calls for help as a result of the wet and windy weather.

Only six jobs remaining. Winds are now easing with and forecast to be light tomorrow.

Update two – Wet and windy weather call outs

ACT State Emergency Service has recieved a total of 145 calls for help as a result of the wet weather.

There are only 12 jobs still outstanding.

ACTSES volunteer units, ACT Fire & Rescue, ACT Rural Fire Service and TCCS crews are responding to the jobs.

Two ACTSES crews have spent six hours at one incident in Kambah where a tree had crashed into the roof of a house.

New crews have just replaced personnel on duty today.

Update – Wet and windy weather call outs

The ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) has recieved a total of 105 calls for help now.

No serious damage has been reported at this stage and winds are forecast to ease tonight.

Wet and windy weather call outs

The ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) has recieved a total of 81 calls for help in the past 24 hours as a result of the wet and windy weather.

ACTSES volunteer units and ACT Fire & Rescue crews have responded to the jobs across the city.

The majority of call outs have been for fallen tree branches or leaking roofs.

For emergency storm and flood help call the ACTSES on 132 500.

Fire at Red Hill

Firefighters have extinguished a fire in a unit complex at Red Hill.

ACT Fire & Rescue was alerted to the incident in Discovery Street at 9:20am and responded with four fire pumpers.

Quick work by fire crews prevented the blaze from spreading to adjoining units.

The unit complex was evacuated as a precaution.

The cause of the fire will be investigated.