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emergency services respond to 250 calls as clean-up begins after canberra floods




oaks estate road remains closed, along with coppins crossing in the molonglo valley and denman prospect.following extensive flooding, dickson pool has closed its doors, and the australian national university has cancelled all classes and events, as sullivans creek burst its banks."the university is ...



emergency services respond to 250 calls as clean-up begins after canberra floods




more than a month's worth of rain brought parts of canberra to a standstill on sunday as flash flooding swept through the capital.on monday morning, the rain was easing but the clean up had just begun.more rain for queensland and nswvideo duration00:27previous slidenext slidevideo duration01:02the ...



emergency services respond to 250 calls as clean-up begins after canberra floods




water from sunday's rainstorm rose metres high in some parts of canberra, damaging book collections at the australian national university and plunging a campus construction site metres underwater.more than a month's worth of rain brought the city to a standstill, as flash flooding damaged apartmen...



canberra man to face court for repeatedly calling triple zero




a 61-year-old canberra man is set to face court on tuesday morning after making repeated calls to triple zero overnight.the man made eight calls to triple zero between 10pm monday and 1am tuesday and was unable to explain why. the man called triple zero eight times between 10pm and 1am. photo: ge...



emergency services respond to 250 calls as clean-up begins after canberra floods




the australian national university was forced to close on monday after sullivans creek burst its banks, but a number of students living on campus remained on site to inspect the damage.the university told students all classes and events would be cancelled due to "significant flooding and power inter...



presstv-bolivia declares state of emergency after severe flooding




bolivian president evo morales has declared a state of emergency, after severe floods hit a number of regions throughout the latin american country.“the cabinet has decided to declare a state of emergency in order to deal with those families affected by the floods,” said morales.(source: ruptly)



'stay indoors': one injured, cyclone debbie downgraded to category 3




one man has been injured as the destructive cyclone debbie pounds queensland's east coast. additional reporting by madeline hayman-reberwhat we know so far:category 4 storm made landfall between bowen and airlie beach just after middaydowngraded to category 3 about 3pmaround 30,000 people told to ev...



canberra toddler with head injury left without ambulance due to 'high demand'




"i don't live in a third world country, when you call an ambulance for your kid, you expect it to turn up."while esa confirmed both incidents to fairfax media, quality and patient safety officer at the act ambulance service megan davis said the november case was unusual."we were inundated with calls...



evacuation at canberra hospital after switchboard catches fire




canberra hospital's emergency department has been affected and all elective surgeries have been cancelled after a switchboard caught fire on wednesday evening.up to 60 people were evacuated from the hospital as fire crews worked through the night to extinguish the blaze in the early hours of thursd...



lismore, northern rivers hit in cyclone debbie aftermath




people who became trapped in floodwaters last night and managed to escape after calling 000 have been urged to contact emergency services again to say they're safe.ses assistant commissioner mark morrow says volunteers are still responding to flood rescue more than 12 hours after they were called to...



evacuation at canberra hospital after switchboard catches fire




canberra hospital's emergency department has been affected and all elective surgeries cancelled after a switchboard caught fire on wednesday evening. act fire & rescue was called to the incident about 5.40pm.  photo: karleen minneyup to 60 people were evacuated from the hospital as fire crews wor...



rockhampton to face record floodwaters as nsw clean-up begins




lismore flooding: residents told to evacuate immediately as deaths fearedthere are fears people may have died in flood waters in northern nsw, as the city of lismore floods.



emergency services organizations call for apple to implement life-saving locatio




emergency services organizations around the world are calling on apple to implement a location feature which they say would save thousands of lives.advanced mobile location (aml) is a capability built into carrier networks which can automatically identify the exact position of someone making a emerg...



news in 90 seconds for monday, february 26, 2018




good morning, canberra.happy monday - we're not quite done with the rain yet, with a medium chance of showers this morning and a top of 20 degrees forecast.i hope you all managed to keep dry over the weekend (i didn't!), and if you are a staff member or student at anu, you've got the day off as the ...



t-mobile ‘ghost calls’ are disrupting a 911 call center in dallas




it seems a 911 call center in dallas has had persistent troubles with ‘ghost calls’ from t-mobile, and that problem may have led to at least two deaths as backlogs prevented legitimate calls from getting through. the problem is said to have been ongoing since november 2016, with an attempted fix...



flu-stricken queenslanders urged to ease burden on ambulance services, hospitals




an unprecedented flu season has seen the queensland ambulance service receive record numbers of emergency calls during the last two months.as a result, extra call centre staff have been brought in, the training of new paramedics has been fast-tracked and extra hospital beds added, as emergency s...



firefighters called to canberra hospital after smell of gas




emergency services have been called back to canberra hospital after another incident, although no evacuations have been required this time.earlier this week, 60 patients were evacuated and surgeries were cancelled after a fire at the hospital's electrical switchroom on wednesday night. the canberr...



firefighters called to canberra hospital after smell of gas




emergency services have been called back to canberra hospital after another incident, although no evacuations have been required this time.earlier this week, 60 patients were evacuated and surgeries were cancelled after a fire at the hospital's electrical switchroom on wednesday night. the canberr...



presstv-flash floods kill ten people near athens




at least ten people died in flash floods that hit greece on wednesday, authorities said, as a raging ... swept through towns west of the capital athens after heavy rains.authorities received at least 500 calls for help and more than 150 firefighters with 50 vehicles were assisting in the relief effo...



second victim of nsw floods found




‘catastrophe,’ residents prepare for long cyclone debbie clean-upthe queensland premier says economic losses from cyclone debbie are huge, as emergency crews try to get into affected communities to assess the damage.



flood aid pledged as police sent out to stop looters | news




a man stands between debris as two women try to clean a shop from mud at mandra town, west of athens, saturday. as the death toll from last week’s flash floods west of athens rose to 20, and authorities continued their efforts to assess the extent of the damage to infrastructure and property, gove...



how to add emergency contacts to your iphone or apple watch




if you ever find yourself in trouble — medically or otherwise — apple has built a feature into both the iphone and apple watch to get you help as quickly as possible. it's called sos (named after the morse code distress signal), and when triggered, it will call your area's emergency services d...



calls for volunteers to clean up canberra's polluted catchments




canberrans are urged to swap their vacuum cleaners with rubbish pickers this sunday to help clean up the city's polluted waterways.in the wake of a damning report by clean up australia revealing the amount of rubbish in the city's waterways doubled in the 12 months since they were found to be the d...



authorities clean up, take stock after fatal attica flash floods | news




emergency services on thursday continued their search for at least four people who remained missing following the disastrous flash floods that struck the western outskirts of athens on wednesday, as the death toll rose to 16. the 16th victim, a 50-year-old man, was found dead in his home near nea p...



bad flu season blamed for spate of 'emergency responses' at canberra hospital




alert level three - formally known as code yellow - is an emergency response to deal with an internal incident that threatens the flow of critical services to patients.it is triggered when two or more events relating to bed occupancy or service capacity occur.the health minister could not immediatel...