In the aftermath of Storm Henk’s onslaught on the United Kingdom, Wrexham and Flintshire grapple with the consequences of intense rainfall and powerful winds. The Met Office, responsible for christening the storm, issued a flood alert yesterday, and in response to Tuesday’s relentless downpours, Natural Resources Wales has heightened their warnings.
Numerous areas in Wrexham and Flintshire currently grapple with flood alerts and warnings, with authorities closely monitoring the situation. Here’s a comprehensive look at the affected regions:
Bangor On Dee: This region finds itself under the influence of a significant weather system, expecting river levels to surpass the norm. Forecasts predict the flooding of low-lying land and roads, with the B5426 Straight Mile and A525 roads potentially facing inundation if conditions worsen. While property flooding in Bangor on Dee isn’t anticipated at present, localized flooding issues may emerge from surface water.
River Dee Communities (Llangollen to Trevalyn Meadows): Communities, businesses, and isolated properties along the River Dee, encompassing Erbistock, Plas Devon, Almere, and Trevalyn Meadows, brace for adverse weather conditions. Anticipated elevated river levels pose a risk of flooding to low-lying land and roads. Thankfully, property flooding isn’t expected at this time, though isolated flooding problems may surface due to surface water.
Lower Dee Catchment: Areas surrounding the River Dee, from Llangollen to Trevalyn Meadows, bear the brunt of Storm Henk’s impact. The region anticipates elevated river levels, potentially leading to the flooding of low-lying land and roads. Residents are urged to remain vigilant and take necessary precautions.
River Alyn, Rossett: Parts of Rossett, including Burton Road, Station Road, The Copse, Chester Road, and properties adjacent to Mill Leat, face potential risk due to Storm Henk. River levels in this area are expected to rise above normal, resulting in anticipated flooding of low-lying land and roads. While property flooding isn’t expected presently, localized flooding problems may arise due to surface water.
Coordinated efforts between meteorological agencies and local authorities aim to mitigate Storm Henk’s impact on these vulnerable regions. Residents are advised to stay informed through official channels and adhere to safety guidelines provided by emergency services.
Natural Resources Wales assures the public that they are closely monitoring the situation and will issue updates as necessary. The flood alerts and warnings serve as precautionary measures, urging residents to remain vigilant and take proactive steps to safeguard themselves and their properties.
Emergency services are on high alert, with contingency plans in place to address any unforeseen challenges arising from Storm Henk. Local communities are encouraged to support each other during these testing times and to report any emergencies promptly.
As the storm continues to unfold, the people of Wrexham and Flintshire remain resilient in the face of adversity. The coming days will undoubtedly test the preparedness and strength of these communities as they navigate the challenges presented by Storm Henk.