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NSW SES brought in to assist ACT Emergency Services following storm damage

Several NSW SES Units have been brought in to assist ACT Emergency Services in the clean-up following a supercell storm that occurred on Monday afternoon.

The ACT State Emergency Service has received nearly 800 calls for help following a storm that ripped through parts of Belconnen and West Belconnen leaving approximately 17,000 customers without power, and many homes seriously damaged.

Staff and volunteers from the ACT Emergency Services Agency are being supported by Transport Canberra & City Services, the NSW State Emergency Service, and ACT Policing Search & Rescue while they work through the extensive damage caused by the storm.

The ACT ESA has said more unsettled weather is predicted at the end of the week.

Further severe storms are possible and now is the time to prepare your home and family for a storm. Complete or update your 20-minute Survival Plan on the ACT Emergency Services Agency website - www.esa.act.gov.au/survival-plan

The community is reminded to check the Bureau of Meteorology for the latest weather updates and warnings - http://www.bom.gov.au/act/forecasts/canberra.shtml

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