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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.

Injured mountain bike rider

A 40-year-old male has been injured in a mountain bike accident in the Stromlo Forrest.

The mountain bike rider alerted the ACT Ambulance Service to his accident by calling Triple Zero (000).

Intensive Care Paramedics arrived on scene to find the patient in a stable condition with injuries to his face.

The ACT Ambulance Service will transport the injured mountain bike rider to the Canberra Hospital for further assessment.

Update three on house fire at Evatt

Fire has been extinguished.

Estimated $200,000 damage.

Some fire damage to the roof, with water and smoke damage to the three bedroom house.

Cause of fire to be investigated.

ACT Fire and Rescue firefighters rescued two dogs from the back yard during the blaze.