High tides and high winds likely to cause flooding

Natural Resources Wales (NRW) is urging people near the Welsh coast to be vigilant as high tides and storms will combine at the weekend and into Monday to increase the risk of flooding along the Southern Coast.

While the threat extends along the entire Welsh coastline, NRW is keeping a close eye on Newport and Chepstow, South Wales.

Flood Warnings are expected to be issued in many places along the coast and be in force from Friday until Tuesday.

Emergency response workers from Natural Resources Wales will be at key sites checking defences are in good working order and making sure any drainage grids and screens are clear, to reduce the risk to people and their homes.

A spokesperson for Natural Resources Wales said:

“With the forecasted strong winds and high tides, we are monitoring sea levels and weather conditions and will issue flood warnings to registered properties in areas that are at risk.
“We have been speaking with our partners from the emergency services and all the local authorities which might be affected so they can put their plans into action should it be necessary.
“We want people to be aware that flood water can be extremely dangerous, and people should not attempt to walk or drive through them unless instructed by the emergency services.”

Flood alerts and flood warnings are updated on the NRW website every 15 minutes.

Information and updates are also available by calling Floodline on 0345 988 1188. People can also register for free flood warnings by calling the Floodline number or on the NRW website.