Flood forecast update
4:18pm Friday 3rd January 2014 in News
Natural Resources Wales is continuing to urge people near the coast to remain prepared and keep themselves safe following extreme high tides which caused flooding across many coastal communities this morning.
Although the tides peaked this morning across large areas of Wales, this evening’s tides remain very high and predictions show that in Cardigan Bay they may be even higher than this morning’s levels.
A Natural Resources Wales spokesman said: “Our thoughts are with those who have been affected by flooding today, during one of the worst storms to affect the welsh coastline in many years.
“Although in many places the tide has now peaked, it’s important to stress that further high tides are expected, and flood water remains in many places. Conditions are still extremely dangerous.
“Those who have been affected by flooding, or are concerned about flooding in their area, can get advice and information by phoning Floodline on 0845 988 1188 or by visiting our website.”
During the day, officers from Natural Resources Wales have been out checking flood defences and repairing damage to some of them so they are robust as they can be ahead of tonight’s high tides.
The forecast remains unsettled throughout the weekend, with further heavy rainfall expected for Sunday.
People are advised to remain alert and to keep up to date with the latest forecasts and news reports for details of any disruption in their area.
Flood warnings are updated on the Natural Resources Wales website every 15 minutes – www.naturalresourceswales.gov.uk/alerts.