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Update eight on calls for help following storms

The ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) has received 131 calls for help as a result of the storm activity.

ACTSES volunteers, ACT Fire & Rescue and ACT Rural Fire Service volunteers worked through the night with volunteers stood down at 2am.

ACTSES volunteers will re-commence at 7 o’clock this morning to complete six outstanding jobs.

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

Update seven on calls for help following storms

The ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) has received 131 calls for help as a result of the storm activity.

ACTSES volunteers, ACT Fire & Rescue and ACT Rural Fire Service will work through the night to complete 40 outstanding jobs.

Majority of jobs are for leaking roofs, flooding in basements and garages as well as trees and branches down across roads and pathways.

Approx 50 per-cent of jobs in the Woden Valley area with the remainder of jobs spread across the A.C.T.

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

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.