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Wild weather brings out calls for help

Lightning over Canberra last night. Photo: Ben Appleton, Photox

LAST night’s wild weather has led to 20 calls for help with mainly leaking roofs and fallen trees since midnight today (January 15) from the  the ACT State Emergency Service. 

ACTSES and ACT Fire & Rescue crews have been responding to these incidents.

THE SES is warning of the possibility that more severe weather could impact the ACT this afternoon and this evening and reminds the community to be ready:,

  • Move cars under cover or away from trees.
  • Secure or put away loose items around the house, yard, and balcony.
  • Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.
  • Stay indoors away from windows and keep children and pets indoors as well.
  • Keep at least eight metres away from fallen power lines or objects that may be energised, such as fences.

For assistance in a storm or flood call 132500, in a life-threatening emergency call Triple Zero (000).


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