Multi Agency response to severe weather in North WalesPosted
North Wales Police working with North Wales Fire and Rescue Service, Welsh Ambulance Service, the North and Mid Wales Trunk Road Agency and the RNLI are responding to the severe weather conditions currently affecting north Wales and in particular the St Asaph area in Denbighshire.
Superintendent Peter Newton, North Wales Police who is leading the multi agency response said "We invoked an emergency response to the severe weather to ensure priority is given to any person at risk . Our priority is to protect and preserve life and we are working closely with our multi agency partners to ensure the public are not at risk.
"North Wales Fire and Rescue Service is working to their full capacity. Since 6pm last night they have received over 130 calls and have appliances and rescue equipment out throughout the region responding to emergency calls. On their behalf, and in order they may prioritise calls I would ask the community to only call the Fire and Rescue Service if you believe lives are at risk and not just to properties being flooded when the householders are able to move upstairs or seek shelter in neighbours."
If your journey is essential then check first with Traffic Wales or your local radio station and if you have to travel then plan your journey well in advance, take extra care and drive according to the conditions.
North Wales Fire and Rescue Service does not keep a supply of sandbags - residents are requested to please consult your local authority highways department.
Members of the public are advised to follow the advice of the Environment Agency on what to do in the event of flooding on the following link: