Barmouth severe flood warning

Posted 03/01/2014 14:10:36

A multi agency response is being prepared ahead of flood warnings for North Wales today.

A severe flood warning has been issued for Barmouth until 11.30 am and people living in the areas at risk are being urged to take steps now to ensure their own safety and as far as possible that of their property.

Chief Superintendent Jeremy Vaughan of North Wales Police who is leading the co-ordinated response, said: "Severe flood warnings are only made when it is considered that there is a severe risk to life and property. The fact that this has been issued needs to be taken seriously. People living in the affected areas need to heed the warning and make arrangements now to secure their own safety."

A spokesperson for Natural Resources Wales said: "We are warning people to avoid visiting the seafront due to the risk of being swept away by large waves or hit by wave and wind-blown debris. Flood water can also be extremely dangerous, and people should not attempt to walk or drive through it unless instructed by the emergency services."

For further information please visit: www.environment-agency.gov.uk

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