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Update -Storm creates damage

The ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) has now recieved a total of 30 calls for help following the storm earlier today.

A fallen tree has caused damage to several houses in Summerville Crescent at Florey with part of it crashing through the roof of one home and into the lounge room.

ACT Rural Fire Service crews have now joined the ACTSES and ACT Fire & Rescue to assist with the clean up tonight.

Storm creates damage

The ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) has recieved a total of 25 calls for help as a result of the recent storm.

Volunteer ACTSES units and ACT Fire & Rescue crews are responding to the jobs with no major damage reported at this time.

The Bureau of Meteorology has cancelled the Severe Weather Warning for specific parts of the ACT but a general warning remains in place for the region.

For assistance call the ACTSES on 132 500.

Gas leaks caused by lightning strike in Oxley

Four houses have been evacuated tonight in Oxley by ACT Fire & Rescue as a precaution because of two gas leaks.

The leaks are located close to each other on Newman Morris Circuit and are believed to have started after lightning struck a light pole.

Firefighters have a 50 to 100 metre exclusion zone around the leaks and are waiting for contractors to arrive to cut off the gas supply and carry out repairs.

Warning issued for North and Central Canberra

The Bureau of Meteorology issued a specific warning warns at 5:40 pm for severe thunderstorms forecast to affect Belconnen, Canberra Civic, Queanbeyan, Gungahlin and Canberra Airport by 6:10pm tonight.

Large hailstones, heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and damaging winds are likely.

The ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) has stood up several units ready to respond to any reports of damage.

For emergency storm and flood assistance you can ring the ACTSES on 132 500.