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Rhondda Cynon Taf Council is prepared to tackle the predicted severe weather

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council is urging residents to be prepared for any severe weather that could hit the County Borough over the next few days.

Staff have been busy filling sandbags and clearing culverts and gullies as high winds and heavy rain cause minor disruption around the County Borough.

Cllr Andrew Morgan, Cabinet Member for Frontline Services, said: “Due to the winter months, during heavy rain and high winds, there is a risk that blocked drains could caused some disruption.

“We would like to reassure our residents that Council officers are constantly monitoring the weather conditions and are working with its Streetcare teams to ensure that all situations are being addressed.

“Our crews have been checking culverts, clearing leaves and debris from gullies and preparing for the possibility of trees being brought down. Public safety remains paramount and we continue to urge the public to work with us and alert the Council of any incidents.”

It is often the case that small piles of leaves and debris can build up on a drain cover which can potentially cause a flooding issue. Simply clearing them away can ease the wider risk of water build-up and flooding.

If residents are able to do this safely themselves, then they are encouraged to do so, or make contact if they need assistance.

For more information or assistance call the Council on 01443 425001.

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