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Flood Forecast Statement 03/02/2014

Natural Resources Wales

Natural Resources Wales is asking people to continue to take care as more heavy rain is expected to affect the country throughout this week.

A band of rain will move across the country from the south west on Monday evening followed by further heavy showers on Tuesday and into Wednesday.

The rain could cause some localised flooding from streams and small watercourses and surface water will make driving conditions difficult.

Meanwhile along the coast from Anglesey to south west Wales, strong winds and large waves could lead to further localised flooding on Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning.

Natural Resources Wales officers continue to monitor and repair defences along the coast following last weekend’s storm.

At Fairbourne in Gwynedd emergency repair work is underway after the sea wall was damaged. Contractors are today building an access road to reach the site so that up to 500 tonnes of quarried rock can be carried in to shore up the defences.

The temporary flood defences at Llanbedr proved a success by reducing the level of flooding to farmland and four properties which were affected by last month’s storm.

At Crindau near Newport, water pumps were deployed which prevented Alderney Street from flooding and at Newgale officers have been clearing a tidal flap valve which became covered by shingle.

Flood alerts and flood warnings are updated on the Natural Resources Wales website every 15 minutes and are available to view at www.naturalresourceswales.gov.uk/alerts

Information and updates are also available by calling Floodline on 0845 988 1188.

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