Good blow last night eh?
Sky turning weird colours, clouds straight out of a Spielberg movie, continuous rolling thunder, sheets of rain roping in from all angles. Who could ask for more?
But there’s a downside to such entertainment. The ACT Emergency Services Agency has pushed out a note on the work going into the cleanup:
- The ACT State Emergency Service (ACT SES) will continue the clean up today following last night’s storm in the Territory.
12 crews from the ACT SES were activated last night with 105 calls for help from the public following the wild weather around 7:30pm.
Volunteer members worked until 12:30 this morning dealing with 76 of the jobs with the help of the ACT Fire Brigade and ACT Rural Fire Service.
The majority of the calls came from residents in Gungahlin with Harrison and Nichols the most affected. The majority of households reporting roof damage and minor flooding.
ACT SES crews reactivated at 7:00am today to complete the jobs still outstanding from last night.
Anyone still requiring assistance should call the ACT SES on 132 500.
With more storms forecast in the next 24 hours, the ACT Emergency Services Agency urges residents to make sure they are fully prepared for the threat of storms.
UPDATED: Simon Corbell is congratulating his people for their efforts:
- “ACT Police and Emergency Services Minister, Simon Corbell, has congratulated the ACT Emergency Services personnel on their response to calls for assistance following last nights major storm event.
“With over 100 call for assistance coming through following the storms passage, ACT State Emergency Services, assisted by ACT Fire Brigade and ACT Rural Fire Service have been working hard over the past 12 hours to tackle damaged roofs, fallen trees, minor flooding and other property damage,” Mr Corbell said…
“Our volunteer and full time personnel deserve the community’s thanks for their hard work last night,” Mr Corbell said.”