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Blue Warning For ACT and Surrounds

December 29th, 2006 at 05:19pm

The ACT Emergency Services Authroity has issued a “Blue Warning” in response to storms which have swept through Canberra and surrounds. 2CC is reporting that a section of roof at the National Museum has collapsed and that there is localised flooding in sections of Canberra. The SES have received 10 calls for assistance.

If you require assistance from the ACT State Emergency Service they can be contacted on 6207 8444, but for life threatening ememgencies please contact 000.

The storm caused heavy rain, some wind, some hail and plenty of thunderstorm activity in my area. I captured the action on video. At the time of writing this article the video was still being processed by YouTube and should be available in a couple minutes.

(Broken YouTube video removed and Google Video added–12:08am December 31)

Update 5:34pm: The number of calls for assistance to the SES has now jumped to 22. The damage to the roof at the National Museum isn’t too bad, emergency services are currently assessing the situation. Still waiting for YouTube to catch up!End Update

Update 6:48pm: Well YouTube is taking an awfully long time to process the video, so I’ve uploaded it here. It can be viewed or downloaded by clicking here. End Update


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  • 1. John B1_B5  |  December 29th, 2006 at 8:31 pm

    Back of my hand to YouTube !

  • 2. Samuel  |  December 29th, 2006 at 9:02 pm

    Yes, the video still hasn’t been processed. It was a waste of my time uploading it to there.

  • 3. John B1_B5  |  December 29th, 2006 at 10:10 pm

    YouTube isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.
    It has mediocre quality and very dubious reliability.

  • 4. Samuel  |  December 30th, 2006 at 12:02 am

    Indeed. After what has happened with this video (it obviously went missing after the upload) I am going to consider other options for video.

  • 5. jam tart  |  December 30th, 2006 at 10:28 pm

    “YouTube isn’t all it’s cracked up to be”

    That is why it was sold for 2 billion dollars and is the most popular video upload site.

    A good workman doesn’t blame his tools.

  • 6. Samuel  |  December 30th, 2006 at 10:32 pm

    And thankfully the purchaser is Google who might be able to bring the quality of Google Video to YouTube.

  • 7. Samuel  |  December 30th, 2006 at 10:33 pm

    I’m willing to accept that they may have had technical issues when I uploaded the video, but when they claim it was uploaded successfully, and it then disappears of the face of the earth, I think I can be forgiven for being a bit annoyed.

  • 8. John B1_B5  |  December 30th, 2006 at 10:39 pm

    Yeah, it certainly needs “fixing” , that’s for sure !

  • 9. John B1_B5  |  December 31st, 2006 at 1:11 am

    Just had a look at the second video. That was quite a downpour !
    Do you have a rain gauge in the yard ?

  • 10. Samuel  |  December 31st, 2006 at 1:20 am

    No but I think I’ll have to look into getting one. It would be interesting to see how much rain I get here.

    I’m glad you enjoyed the video from the first day.


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