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Update eight – ACTSES activated by storm activity

More than 500 jobs have now been completed by emergency and government crews. A total of 870 requests for assistance have been received following yesterday’s storm.

The ACT State Emergency Services (ACTSES) thanks the public for their patience as teams respond to jobs across Canberra. If you reported an incident to the ACTSES but the hazard has been cleared or you no longer require assistance please call 132 500.

ACTSES volunteer units have today been supported by ACT Fire & Rescue, ACT Rural Fire Service and Transport Canberra and City Services.

Crews will work until midnight and recommence work at 7am. The Incident Management Team remains in place at ESA HQ.

For life threatening emergencies please call Emergency Triple Zero (000).

Update seven – ACTSES activated by storm activity

Crews are continuing to respond to storm related jobs with requests for assistance reaching 834.

The additional calls this afternoon are due to tree damage and more branches falling as a result of winds across the capital of 30km/h, gusting up to 40km/h. Residents are urged to be careful in parks and when walking along foot paths.

Close to 350 jobs have been completed. The ACT State Emergency Service would like to thank the public for their patience while crews respond to the volume of jobs.

ACT State Emergency Service volunteers are working with ACT Fire & Rescue, ACT Rural Fire Service and Transport Canberra and City Services.

No injuries have been reported. For emergency storm help ring the ACTSES on 132 500. For life threatening situations call Emergency Triple Zero (000).

Update six – ACTSES activated by storm activity

More than 20 teams will work through remaining storm jobs today in a major clean-up effort across the capital.

A total of 750 calls for help have been received following yesterday’s storm activity and more than 250 jobs have been completed.

All ACT State Emergency Service volunteer units are responding to requests for assistance with help from ACT Fire & Rescue, the ACT Rural Fire Service and Transport Canberra and City Services.

The weather is reasonably favourable today with possible showers expected. Residents are still urged to exercise caution near large trees that may continue to drop branches.

No injuries have been reported.

For emergency storm help ring the ACTSES on 132 500. For life threatening situations call Emergency Triple Zero (000).

Update five – ACTSES activiated by storm activity

Several ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) teams and ACT Fire & Rescue will work overnight to clear roads and make homes safe with significant damage reported across the capital.

A total of 749 requests for assistance have been received following this afternoon’s storm and more than 200 jobs completed. Most calls have been for large trees down on roads and houses.

More ACTSES units along with ACT Rural Fire Service and Transport Canberra and City Services crews will respond to jobs from 7am tomorrow. The Incident Management Team will remain activated at ESA HQ.

For emergency storm help ring the ACTSES on 132 500. For life threatening situations call Emergency Triple Zero (000).

Update four – ACTSES activated by storm activity

Crews are responding to requests for assistance right across Canberra with more than 60 jobs now complete.

All seven units of the ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) have been stood up with ACT Fire & Rescue, ACT Rural Fire Service and Transport Canberra and City Services also providing assistance.

Calls for help remain at 650. No injuries have been reported.

For emergency storm help ring the ACTSES on 132 500. For life threatening situations call Emergency Triple Zero (000).