Heavy rain coming but floods in doubt

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THE Bureau of Meteorology has advised that while Queanbeyan remains on flood watch, there’s no immediate threat of flooding for the ACT.

However, there is a severe weather warning for flash flooding in the ACT once the rain intensifies.

According to BOM, ACT should expect heavy rain later today, continuing overnight and into Thursday.

An emergency services spokesperson said the ACT SES had received 63 calls for help since 3pm yesterday as a result of the wet weather.

He said the majority of calls were for leaking roofs and minor flooding.

The ACTSES reminds parents to make sure your children do not go near floodways.

“Playing near stormwater drains or large bodies of water places your children at high risk of serious injury or death,” the emergency services spokesperson said.

ACT Government sports grounds also remain closed. An economic development directorate spokesperson said any decision on the sports grounds remaining closed will be made tomorrow morning before 9am.

For assistance contact the SES on 132 500.




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