Deeside Flood Warning & Weather Live Updates
Blue Bridge Queensferry (Jubilee Bridge) River in full flow at around 12:20pm
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Hawarden Bridge at the height of the tidal surge.
SKY are aware of a broadband outage in the North Wales area. Exchanges affected are – Rayleigh, Denbigh, Rhos On Sea, Rhuddlan, Rhyl, Prestatyn, Old Colwyn, Llandudno, St. Asaph, Colwyn Bay Central, Abergele, Aberconwy and Llanrwst.
You can find further details on the Service Status page here.
Path under the A494 bridge –https://deeside.com/flooded-walkway-a494-queensferry/
RNLI Flood Rescue Teams help evacuate 25 residents from flooded homes in Wales
Flood Rescue Teams from the Royal National Lifeboat Institution have this morning helped to evacuate 25 residents and six dogs from their homes following flooding in North Wales.
Two teams comprising of volunteers specially trained in flooding and fast-flowing water met in St. Asaph before being deployed to assist the North Wales Fire and Rescue Service, as well as other emergency services, in evacuating residents from flooded bungalows in Rhyl. The team, made up of volunteers from Rhyl, Conwy, St. Asaph and Beaumaris, are now continuing to search the area.
Elsewhere, RNLI Flood Rescue Team volunteers are preparing in case they are needed elsewhere in the country.
The RNLI Flood Rescue team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to deploy to flooding events in the UK, Ireland and abroad to perform search and rescue. The team comprises of lifeboat crews from all around the RNLI, who have been specially trained for the risks involved when working in or around fast moving flood water.
2:00pm Statement by North Wales Police: “A multi-agency response continues in various coastal areas across North Wales. Residents are being urged to monitor emergency services messages online, on radio and television for the latest information. As of 2pm, people living or working in properties in the Greenfield to Bagillt and the Point of Ayr areas of Flintshire have been advised to evacuate and a rest centre has been opened by Flintshire County Council at Holywell Leisure Centre. Properties in Garford Road, Rhyl, have been flooded and residents evacuated to Rhyl Leisure Centre where a rest centre has been set up by Denbighshire County Council. If other areas need to be evacuated emergency services will alert residents, inform the media, update social media and attend locations to assist to ensure people’s safety.”
Properties at risk in the Chester area including Chester retail park, Greyhound retail park, Chester Way employment park, Sealand Industrial Estate, Sewage Works, properties off Sealand Road and New Crane Street to Watergate Square and Roodee Racecourse. http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk
- The A548 coast road between Aber Road (Flint) and Well Hill (G’field) is closed until further notice due to severe weather
- A Silver Command has been set up at Greenfield buisness Centre to coordinate all agency’s
- 84 Properties in Greenfield and Bagillt are being evacuated with businesses on Greenfield business Park
- 280 properties from Gronant to Bagillt are at risk and are being evacuated.
Carl Sargeant is urging people to stay safe as the region prepares for possible flooding.
Parts of Flintshire, including nearly the entire Deeside strip, are at risk today (Thurs) due to gale-force winds whipping up the waters of the River Dee. Residents in some areas have been advised to move their families, pets and valuables to “a safe place”, as Natural Resources Wales experts fear stormy tides will overcome flood defences. The warnings are expected to remain in place until later today. Alyn and Deeside AM Carl Sargeant said: “I would urge everyone to keep an eye on the Natural Resources Wales website, which has excellent up-to-date information on various flood alerts and warnings across the region. “It’s important to take heed of the advice from experts and ensure you do not put yourself at risk. “I would also ask people to look out for elderly or disabled friends and neighbours, making sure they are safe and have everything they need.” Full information on flood warnings can be found at www.environment-agency.gov.uk/homeandleisure/floods.
11:10 Flood risk evacuation Flintshire residents in the Greenfield to Bagillt area and the Point of Ayr area are being urged to evacuate their properties due to the severe risk of flooding as a result of a combination of high winds and high tides. The high risk time is between 11.45am and 12.15pm. The specific areas which need to be evacuated are Talacre, Ty’n Y Morfa, Dee Bank, Boot, Welston, Walwen and the Greenfield Business Park. People are being asked to take action to move important and valuable items to safety, making sure they keep themselves and their families safe and to listen to the advice of emergency services. Holywell Leisure Centre in Fron Park Road the town centre is being made available as a rest centre for anyone affected who wishes to use it. Anyone unable to evacuate please call 101 and arrangements will be made.
@FlintshireCC Rest centre being set up at Holywell leisure centre — bernie attridge (@bernieatto) December 5, 2013
11:06 Connah`s Quay Tide Times: High tide is predicted to be around 12;30pm warnings will remain in place for two hours after the time of high tide:
10:08 Wind speeds expected to peak around 12:00pm with gusts up to 52mph on Deeside.
The high tide is expected to peak at approx 11:30 today at Anglesey & continue up the coast towards Flintshire this afternoon #floodaware — Cyfoeth Naturiol (@NatResWales) December 5, 2013
9:16 Flintshire Bridge currently closed due to high winds. Diversion signs in place.
School Closure Information
Sealand Primary School 05/12/2013 Full Flood Current Full / Partial ClosureReason for ClosureClosure Status
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Flood WarningNorthern Embankment21:36 on 04 Dec 2013 Location: the area alongside the Northern Embankment of the River Dee, including Deeside Industrial Park, Garden City, Sealand and part of Chester West Employment Park
Flood WarningHawarden Embankment21:21 on 04 Dec 2013 Location: the area alongside the Hawarden embankment of the River Dee including Queensferry, Sandycroft and Saltney
Flood WarningGreenfield to Bagillt Area A21:14 on 04 Dec 2013 Location: Dee Bank, Boot, Whelston, Wal-wen and Greenfield business park
Flood WarningFfynnongroyw Area A21:05 on 04 Dec 2013 Location: parts of Ffynnongroyw, including Mormant Street, Airfield Avenue and the A548
Flood WarningPoint of Ayr Area A20:55 on 04 Dec 2013 Location: the community of Talacre from the gas terminal to Tyn y Morfa
Flood WarningPrestatyn Area A20:46 on 04 Dec 2013
Warning A548 Connahs Quay beware of flying recycling containers on the High Street I’ve just been hit by one. — bernie attridge (@bernieatto) December 5, 2013
It’s a tad on the breezy side in Broughton! But at least the trampoline is dry! pic.twitter.com/FflpUFduvb — Streetkleen (@Streetkleen) December 5, 2013
Strong winds have caused traffic and road problems this morning. Send any pictures or reports to news@Wrexham.com: http://t.co/a4aXfcqkZ2 — Wrexham.com (@wrexham) December 5, 2013
Natural Resources Wales have issues flood warnings for the areas around River Dee including Queensferry, Sandycroft and Saltney, Deeside Industrial Park, Garden City, Sealand and part of Chester West Employment Park.