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Update six on calls for help following storms

The ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) has received 116 calls for help as a result of the storm activity.

ACTSES volunteers, ACT Fire and Rescue and ACT Rural Fire Service are continuing to respond with 69 jobs outstanding.

ACT Fire & Rescue crews earlier attended to water leaking through a roof at the Canberra Theatre Centre on Civic Square. The water entered into the foyer area with minor damage reported.

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

Update five on calls for help following storms

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

ACT State Emergency Service has received 86 calls for help as a result of the storm activity.

ACT SES volunteers, ACT Fire & Rescue and the ACT Rural Fire Service are continuing to respond with reports of widespread flooding across Canberra.

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

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.