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Update – 15 calls for help following wet weather

The ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) has received a total of 15 calls for help today following the wet weather.

ACT SES volunteers and crews from ACT Fire & Rescue have attended to mostly leaking roofs and window sills across a widespread area of Canberra.

Minor damage reported only.

Residents who require storm or flood assistance can call the ACTSES on 132 500.

12 calls for help following wet weather

The ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) has received a total of 12 calls for help this morning following the wet weather.

ACT SES volunteers and crews from ACT Fire & Rescue have attended to mostly leaking roofs and window sills with two jobs relating to damaged trees across a widespread area of Canberra.

Minor damage reported only.

Residents who require storm or flood assistance can call the ACTSES on 132 500.

Hazard reduction burn postponed

The ACT Rural Fire Service advise today’s scheduled hazard reduction burn at Richardson has been postponed due to weather conditions.

Hazard reduction burn tomorrow at Richardson

The ACT Rural Fire Service (ACTRFS) will tomorrow, Sunday 16 November, 2014, weather permitting, assist a private landholder with a hazard reduction burn at the property Tuggeranong Homestead, near Johnson Drive, Richardson.

The burn of piles of vegetation is expected to commence from 8am until 3pm.

Four ACTRFS tankers and 10 firefighters will assist the private landholder with the burn.

Temporary smoke cover may occur. Every effort is made to conduct the burn in weather conditions that will minimise the impact of smoke in the area.

The Health Directorate advises that people with asthma, other chronic respiratory and/or chronic cardiac diseases should not perform vigorous exercise and should stay inside if affected by the smoke. People with asthma in particular should continue their medication and consult their general practitioner if they have any difficulties.