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More flooding possible this week

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Natural Resources Wales is urging people to prepare for the risk of further flooding across much of Wales over the next 48 hours.

A band of heavy rain is expected to spread from the west across much of Wales from midday tomorrow and overnight into Thursday, with the worst affected areas expected to be parts of north, west and mid Wales.

Following prolonged periods of heavy rainfall over the last few days, the ground remains saturated, meaning that further rainfall will quickly find its way into rivers and streams resulting in NRW issuing further flood warnings and alerts.

There is also a risk that leaves and other debris, brought down by strong winds, will block drains causing flooding of road surfaces and people advised to allow extra time for journeys as driving conditions may be difficult.

People are advised to keep an eye on local news and weather forecasts for news of any disruption in their area, and are reminded of the dangers of driving through flood water. NRW is also asking people to take care near fast-flowing and swollen rivers.

Officers from Natural Resources Wales are will be monitoring forecasts closely over the coming days. Teams are continuing to check that flood defences are in good working order and that rivers are clear of debris which could restrict river flows. Ceri Jones, NRW’s Duty Tactical Manager, said:

“We’re asking people to take care and regularly view our flood alerts and warnings, updated every 15 minutes on our live flood warning map available on our website.

“With more wet weather forecast from midday tomorrow it is also advisable to check local weather reports and news for any disruption in your area.

“If you want to find out if you are at risk of flooding, or want to sign up for our free Flood Warning service, please visit our website or call Floodline on 0345 988 1188.”

Information and updates are also available via Natural Resources Wales’s twitter account: @natreswales.

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