Residents urged to protect property as high tides predicted

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Residents in areas prone to coastal flooding are being advised to take extra care as high spring tides are predicted over the weekend.

Ceredigion County Council is asking people to take precautions, to look after their properties and themselves, especially those living in the Strand, St Mary’s Street and Gloster Row in Cardigan and those living in seafront properties in Aberystwyth and Quay Parade, Aberaeron.

Sandbags will be delivered if requested after 4pm today (Friday) and Local Authority crews will be patrolling late this evening and early Saturday morning.

Cardigan leisure centre will act as an Emergency Evacuation Support Centres, with its doors opening at 6.30am tomorrow morning (Saturday).

A council spokesman said: “An increase in tidal levels can be expected around the entire coast of Wales but southern and western coasts, exposed to the south westerly winds, are likely to see the largest waves as was the case during the high tides during early January.

“In light of the potential impacts the flood guidance statement now shows an Amber risk of flooding for the coast of Wales on Saturday.”

The south Ceredigion emergency out of hours contact number is 01239 851604.

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