SINCE midday, the ACT ESA reports it has received 226 requests for assistance as severe storms cross Canberra.A car window smashed by hailstones. Photo: ACT ESA
The ACT State Emergency Service, ACT Fire & Rescue and ACT Rural Fire Service are working together to respond to hail and roof damage, electrical threats and localised flooding.
ACT Ambulance Service is attending to two people for minor injuries sustained during the storm.
Residents needing help for storm or flood damage should call 132500. In a life-threatening emergency call 000.Photo: ACT ESA
THE inner-south and the inner-south was slammed by hail early this afternoon in a day of predicted “severe thunderstorms”.
The burst of hail was described by one householder as “noisy and bouncing everywhere.”
The Bureau of Meteorology suggest that amid a 95 per cent of showers (becoming less likely tonight), that possibly severe thunderstorms are likely.