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Update four on calls for help following storms

The Bureau of Meteorology advise that a Severe Thunderstorm could impact on the Northern suburbs of Canberra over the next hour.

Storm water drains could carry large volumes of water and ACTSES and ACT Fire & Rescue advise the public to avoid the fast flowing water around those possible areas.

Road conditions could also deteriorate.

Due to possible lightning strikes, residents are advised to stay indoors.

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

Update three on calls for help following storms

Correction ACT State Emergency Service has received 45 calls for help as a result of the storm activity, not 60 as earlier stated.

ACTSES volunteers and ACT Fire & Rescue continuing to respond. Majority of jobs in Woden Valley and Weston Creek for leaking roofs, minor flooding and trees and branches across roads and pathways.

The Bureau of Meteorology has reissued the Severe Weather Warning for the ACT.

The Tuggeranong Valley is expected to receive heavy rainfall until approx 8pm.

Residents who require assistance can call the ACTSES on 132-500.

Update two on calls for help following storms

ACT State Emergency Service has received 60 calls for help as a result of the storm activity.

ACTSES volunteers and ACT Fire & Rescue continuing to respond with 16 jobs outstanding.

Minor damage reported.

ACT SES crews on scene at The Canberra Hospital at Garran assisting with some minor flooding.

Update on calls for help following storms

ACT State Emergency Service has received approx 40 calls for help from the public as a result of storm activity.

ACT SES volunteers and ACT Fire & Rescue are responding to the Woden and Weston Creek area attending to premises affected by flooding.

Due to the heavy recent rainfall, storm water drains are carrying large volumes of water and ACTSES and ACT Fire & Rescue advise the public to avoid the fast flowing water around those areas.

Six calls for help following storms

The ACT State Emergency Service has received six calls for help from the public as a result of today’s storm activity.

ACT SES volunteers and ACT Fire and Rescue crews have responded to trees and branches across roads and pathways and leaking roofs.

Minor damage reported.

Areas affected include Monash, Gilmore, Fadden and Watson.

As a result of the lightning strikes and storm activity some fire alarms have been activated in premises with some minor flooding. No fires were reported at those premises.

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a Severe Weather Warning across all areas of the ACT for the next two hours. Residents who require assistance can call the ACTSES on 132-500.