Posted: Tue 3rd Jan 2012

Flood Alert Issued As High Winds Hit Wrexham

Wrexham.com for people living in or visiting the Wrexham area
This article is old - Published: Tuesday, Jan 3rd, 2012

The river reaches its peak during last year's flooding in Bangor on Dee .

A flood alert has been issued for Bangor-on-Dee as high winds and heavy rain hit the Wrexham area today.

Our Wrexham weather station recorded gusts of 40mph this morning, with other parts of the UK experiencing winds as high as 100mph.

The Environment Agency has issued a flood alert for Bangor on Dee warning that flooding is possible and for local people to be prepared.

In February last year 30 sheep drowned as heavy flooding hit the village.

At 5.15pm this evening the Environment Agency said that flood defences are now in operation and the situation on site is being constantly monitored.

River levels at Bangor on Dee are rising and are expected to do so for the next couple of hours. In addition, some localised flooding problems may result from surface water.

The severe weather conditions have also caused problems in other areas of Wrexham, @wrexham follower Helena Walker, who lives in Johnstown tweeted us to say that her fence panels had been blown over.

She wrote: “Fence panel has blown out over night her in #Johnstown #Wrexham need to find a cheap fencing place that will deliver and fit for me.”

Other followers reported issues with putting their bins out, either having issues with rubbish being blown away in the high winds, or having to put their recycle boxes slightly out of sight and not having them collected by the council’s refuse collectors as a result.

Peter Blakemore said: “Left my recycling box about 1m from where I usually do just out of the wind but clearly visible. Not collected.”

There were also some reports of a trampoline being blown into the road in Wrexham earlier today, although it remains unclear how serious they were.

More strong winds are expected overnight and are expected to continue throughout Wednesday.

If you’re concerned about flooding in your area you can call Floodline on 0845 988 1188 and enter Quickdial number 192101 to get more information



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