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ACTSES receives 37 calls for help

The ACT State Emergency Service received 37 calls for help following storms across Canberra this afternoon.

All jobs have now been completed. Majority of requests for assistance were for minor roof damage and fallen trees across roads and driveways.

Five volunteer units from ACTSES were supported by ACT Fire & Rescue crews.

ACTSES remind the Canberra community to #BeStormReady and to visit the ESA website for information on how to prepare for a storm.

If you need assistance in storms or floods call ACTSES on 132500.

Mud rescue – Belconnen

ACT Fire & Rescue has helped free a male plumber from a hole at an industrial site near Howie Court, Belconnen.

The plumber’s feet became stuck in mud while he was working on a leaking water main.

Firefighters used hand tools to free the plumber’s feet, he was then able to climb out of the hole unassisted.

Paramedics assessed the plumber on scene. He did not require any medical treatment.

WorkSafe ACT attended the site and are making further enquiries into the matter.

Severe weather warning, CBR prepare now

CBR_Be_Storm_Ready_inlineThe ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) is again urging Canberrans to #BeStormReady ahead of severe weather conditions forecast to impact the ACT this afternoon.

ACTSES advise residents may experience leaking roofs, fallen trees, and localised flooding.

You can get storm ready by:
– moving vehicles under cover and away from trees
– bringing pets inside
– securing any loose items around the home that could blow away in the wind.

Further information on how to prepare for a storm is available on the ESA website.

In a life-threatening emergency call Triple Zero (000). For assistance during a storm or flood call ACTSES on 132 500.

Car crash in Lyneham

lyneham_crashFirefighters used hydraulic rescue tools to free a woman from a single vehicle crash in Lyneham.

ACT Fire & Rescue and the ACT Ambulance Service were called to the incident on Randwick Street near the Barton Highway just after 5.30pm.

Intensive care paramedics assessed the woman on scene. She sustained multiple injuries and was later transported to the Canberra Hospital in a stable condition.

Update – ACTSES respond to storm damage

The ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) has stood down all units following the completion of jobs from the storm activity across Canberra yesterday.

The ACTSES received a total of 86 requests for assistance from the community.

The team would like to thank ACT Fire & Rescue, ACT Rural Fire Service and Transport Canberra and City Services for their assistance.

ACTSES remind the Canberra community to #BeStormReady and to visit the ESA website for information on how to prepare for a storm.

In a life-threatening emergency call Emergency Triple Zero (E000). For assistance during a storm or flood call ACTSES on 132 500.