News Alerts

Update 72 – 936 calls for help to ACTSES

The ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) has received a total of 936 calls for help due to the wet weather since 3pm Tuesday.

Volunteers and staff from the ACTSES, ACT F&R, ACTRFS and TAMS continue to attend the call outs.

67 jobs remain outstanding.

Update 71 – Northbourne Ave Closed Southbound lanes

Due to public safety reasons a decision has been made to close Northbourne Avenue for southbound traffic travelling between Antill Street and Barry Drive.

Several trees have fallen along the side of Northbourne Avenue since the storm began.

Given there is predicted wind gusts this afternoon this closure has been made in the interests of public safety.

Detour signage is being erected. The road will be reopened once it is safe to do so. This is expected to be later today.

The ACT Government thanks motorists for their patience.

Update 70 – 894 calls for help

Advice from the Bureau of Meteorology suggests that the trough and rain band will begin to move slowly to the northeast and weaken later today and into tomorrow.

Rainfall will cease in the ACT once this trough moves away. The rainfall is expected to become light this afternoon and clear tonight.

ACTSES volunteer crews with the support of ACT Fire & Rescue and the ACT Rural Fire Service are continuing to work across the Canberra community. 894 calls for help have been received since 3pm Tuesday. Crews will aim to complete 52 outstanding jobs today.

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

Update 69 – Isolated residents contacted daily

The 17 isolated Naas Rd residents, south of Tharwa, have been contacted daily by the ACT Emergency Services Agency and have all advised that they are not in need of any assistance.

A Severe Weather Warning for Flash Flooding remains current for the ACT.

The ACTSES remind the community to stay well clear of fast flowing water. Do not enter drains or other expanses of water under any circumstances.

Update 68 – 799 calls for help following wet weather

The Bureau of Meteorology has re-issued a Severe Weather Warning for Flash Flooding in the ACT and parts of NSW.

Advice from the Bureau of Meteorology suggests that the trough and rain band will begin to move slowly to the northeast and weaken later today and into Monday.

Rainfall will cease in the ACT once this trough moves away. The rainfall is expected to become light in the afternoon and clear in the evening. The ACT can expect around from 15 – 35mm of rain throughout the day today

ACTSES volunteer crews with the support of ACT Fire & Rescue and the ACT Rural Fire Service are continuing to work across the Canberra community. 799 calls for help have been received since 3pm Tuesday.

There are currently 57 jobs outstanding. Today, crews have attended to at least two tree damage jobs with the majority of calls for minor flooding around properties.

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