Warning of heavy rain bringing flood risk

By Jake Chown  
Thursday 17th December 2020 5:27 pm
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Floods hit Monmouthshire earlier this year ()

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Natural Resources Wales (NRW) is asking people to be alert for potential flooding as heavy rainfall is expected to affect South and Mid Wales this evening and overnight into Friday (December 18).

A yellow warning for rain has been issued by the Met Office for Wales from Friday morning, with large amounts of rain expected to fall across South West and Mid Wales.

The high levels of expected rainfall may lead to potential flooding from rivers in some areas. NRW will issue flood alerts and warnings if rivers reach trigger levels and is encouraging people to keep up to date with any potential impacts for their areas by visiting the NRW website.

Sean Moore, Duty Tactical Manager for NRW said: “The predicted heavy rain is likely to cause disruption to parts of South and Mid Wales over the next 48 hours, so we’re advising people to keep up to date with flood alerts and warnings issued in their areas.

“Our emergency response workers will be at key sites checking defences are in good working order and working with partners to minimise any potential risks to communities.

“Please remember that flood water is extremely dangerous, and people should not attempt to walk or drive through it unless instructed by the emergency services.”

NRW’s new service on Rainfall, River and Sea Levels is available on its website as well as flood alerts and flood warnings, which are updated every 15 minutes. These are available to view at www.naturalresources.wales/flooding

You can also get the latest on flooding in your area by phoning Floodline on 0345 988 118

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