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Update on calls for help due to wet weather

The ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) has received a total of 20 calls for help since 3pm today as a result of the wet weather.

ACTSES volunteers and ACT Fire & Rescue are responding to minor flooding and leaking roofs across a widespread area of the ACT.

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

ACTSES receive 14 calls for help due to wet weather

The ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) has received a total of 14 calls for help since 3pm today as a result of the wet weather.

ACTSES volunteers and ACT Fire & Rescue are responding to minor flooding and leaking roofs across a widespread area of the ACT.

ACTSES advise parents to make sure your children do not go near floodways in heavy rain events. Playing near stormwater drains or large bodies of water places your children at high risk of serious injury or death.

If out on the roads, drive to the conditions including slowing down and leaving a greater distance between you and the car in front. Under no circumstances attempt to drive through large bodies of water.

You should monitor ACT local media, the ESA website (esa.act.gov.au) and the ESA Twitter and Facebook accounts for alerts and updates.

The Bureau of Meteorology web site (www.bom.gov.au/act) publishes all flood warnings, rainfall and river level information.

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

Small kitchen fire extinguished in city cafe

ACT Fire & Rescue has extinguished a small fire in a kitchen of a cafe in the New Acton precinct.

Firefighters forced entry to the Urban Food Cafe on Marcus Clarke Street to find food stuffs left cooking on the stove.

Minimal damage.

Crews currently conducting ventilation and air monitoring operations clearing smoke from the kitchen.

Approx 40 people evacuated from the commercial/residential building as a precaution.

Two fire pumpers on scene with the breathing apparatus unit and a command vehicle.

Crews alerted following an Automatic Fire Alarm at 5.16am and should depart the scene by 6.30am.

ACT Fire & Rescue remind the community to Don’t Stop Looking While Your Cooking.

Two vehicle accident at Bruce

ACT Fire & Rescue and ACT Ambulance Service have been on scene at a two vehicle accident on Haydon Drive, Bruce.

Firefighters used hydraulic tools to free a female driver of a vehicle, aged in her 20’s, who was trapped.

ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics have treated the patient for minor injuries and have taken her to The Canberra Hospital in a stable condition.

Cyclist injured in Gungahlin

A cyclist has been injured after a collision with a vehicle in Gungahlin this morning.

The ACT Ambulance Service responded to the incident on the corner of the Barton Highway and Gundaroo Drive.

Intensive care paramedics treated a 66 year old man with shoulder and head injuries.

He’s been transported to The Canberra Hospital in a stable condition.