News Alerts

Severe Thunderstorm Warning for the ACT

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for the ACT for heavy rainfall, damaging wind and large hail.

Areas liklely to be impacted include Belconnen and Hall by 6pm.

The ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) has units ready to respond to reports of storm or flood damage.

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

Update Four – 61 calls for help following storm

ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) has received a total of 61 calls for help following last night’s storm.

ACTSES volunteers and ACT Fire & Rescue have responded to jobs mostly relating to trees and branches across roads, driveways and pathways with the majority in Canberra’s southern suburbs.

The ACT SES Majura and Belconnen Units are currently on site working to remove a large tree from a two storey house on Cockburn Street, Curtin.

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

Update Three – 59 calls for help following storm

The ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) has now received a total of 59 calls for help following last night’s storm.

ACTSES volunteers and ACT Fire & Rescue have responded to jobs mostly relating to trees and branches across roads, driveways and pathways with the majority in Canberra’s southern suburbs.

Firefighters have been called to a home at Griffith after part of a tree had damaged a carport. Asbestos sheeting was dislodged and firefighters have cordoned off the area as a precaution and waiting for WorkSafe ACT to investigate.

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

Hot water system burns out

Firefighters have arrived to an office building at Campion Street, Deakin investigating the cause of some smoke on the ground floor.

The two storey complex has been evacuated as a precaution.

ACT Fire & Rescue has found the cause to be from a burnt out hot water system on the ground floor.

Firefighters will ventilate the area and conduct atmospheric monitoring before allowing staff to return to the building.

Update Two – 52 calls for help following storm

ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) has received a total of 52 calls for help following last night’s storm.

ACTSES volunteers and ACT Fire & Rescue have responded to jobs mostly relating to trees and branches across roads, driveways and pathways with the majority in Canberra’s southern suburbs.

Minor damage reported.

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