Nothing online but as you are aware canberra was hammered by a short sharp storm on Thursday and then follow up rain on Friday.
From what I can recall the SES had somewhere in the vicinity of 250 call outs of which about 100 were attended to on the Thursday.
Crews were again out on the Friday to complete the job.
Disturbingly I read an article in Sundays CT about someone complaining about the response time it took to remove a tree from his property. As a member of the SES I would have to answer this by saying that we are a volunteer organisation, we were innundated with 100s of calls for assistance, and in a case such as this storm, priority jobs take precedent over non emergency jobs.
This is determined by recon crews who assess the urgency or danger of the situation and then allocate jobs accordingly. To put it simply, a roof with a tree laying on it will take precedent over a tree simply lying on someones front yard although we will attempt to clean up the latter as well.
As such those who may have thought the response time was slightly to long need to realise that we can only do so much in so much time. Crews were out for 9-10 hour shifts on Thursday and just as long Friday.
Well done the SES, the RFA, and the urban firies for getting out and getting it done.