Natural Resources Wales Urges North Wales Residents to Monitor Weather and Flood Alerts

Natural Resources Wales (NRW) is calling on residents of North Wales to stay vigilant and keep a close eye on weather forecasts and flood alerts, as significant rainfall is expected over the next two days.

The exact locations where the heaviest rain will fall is uncertain, but the heavy rainfall could lead to flooding in some areas.

NRW’s incident response teams are working with other emergency responders and local authorities to keep people and property safe. Teams are out checking flood defences are in good working order, clearing gulleys and ditches and operating temporary defences where needed to help reduce flood risk to communities.

People are being urged to consider any steps they may need to take now to be prepared, and to take extra care if you need to travel:

Aimee Thomas-Owen, NRW's Duty Tactical Manager said: “We expect significant rainfall this afternoon (22 May) and into the evening, so we could be issuing flood alerts and warnings in the evening and into the early hours of Thursday (23 May). Because of this, we are asking residents to keep an eye for our flood alerts and warnings, which are updated every 15 minutes.
"As we could see surface water flooding, we advise people to plan their journeys and to stay updated on travel information. It is crucial that no one attempts to drive or walk through floodwater. The force and depth of floodwater can be deceptive and extremely dangerous."
"Properties could also be at risk, so it is important that people are up to date and act on the latest updates."