Council out and about in affected flooded communities

Teams of staff from Denbighshire County Council are out and about in communities in the north of the county, assisting clean-up efforts following yesterday’s flash flooding.

The worst affected communities were Rhyl, Prestatyn and Rhuddlan where a significant amount of rain fell in a short space of time in torrential storms.

The Council responded with colleagues from the emergency services to respond to a developing situation.

Early indications suggest that these communities had more rainfall yesterday then the drainage systems were designed to cope with.

The task for the Council and Welsh Water is now to investigate what happened so that there is an understanding of the reasons why the flooding occurred.  Due to the large number of areas affected, it is likely to take a couple of weeks before we can start to form a picture of what happened, and why.

The Council has teams out in those affected areas today (Thursday) who are assessing the situation and helping to clear up where that is needed.  Additional resources have been drafted in to do this, for example extra road sweepers. 


Staff will also be out and about in affected communities to check  on people’s wellbeing. The staff, known as community navigators, will be talking to residents, offering information and advice on wellbeing issues where possible.

Posted on Thursday 20th July 2017