Flooding Conwy and Gwynedd

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North Wales Fire and Rescue Service is appealing to motorists and residents to take care following the issue of an amber weather warning for Gwynedd and Conwy.


Gwyn Jones from North Wales Fire and Rescue Service said: "We advise the public to heed warnings in the media in relation to travelling advice from North Wales Police - when there is a lot of surface water it is best not to travel unless absolutely necessary. If you are faced with floodwater, do not try to drive through it as it may be much deeper than it looks."


For further information, the public are advised to contact Environment Agency Wales for advice:


• Floodline Warnings Direct - a free service provides flood warnings direct to homes at risk of flooding by telephone, mobile, email, SMS text message, fax or pager. To sign up call 0845 988 1188 or visit www.environment-agency.gov.uk.


• Flood warnings are broadcast on many TV and radio stations as part of weather and travel bulletins; the Agency's internet site www.environment-agency.gov.uk/floodwarning, ITV Teletext (Page 169) and BBC Ceefax (Page 419). In addition to this, the Agency provides a 24 hour information service Floodline 08459 88 11 88 which provides live information on Flood Warnings throughout Wales and England. You can listen to recorded flood warning information for your area or speak to an operator for advice 24 hours a day.


• Flood warnings on the website are updated every 15 minutes. Visit www.environment-agency.gov.uk/flood for the latest information.

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