Storm Aileen prompts council warning

Denbighshire County Council is urging residents to be vigilant for strong winds overnight tonight as Storm Aileen is forecast to hit the region.

The Met Office has issued an amber warning for wind for all parts of North Wales, valid from 12.05am on Wednesday until 6am. The storm will bring a brief spell of very strong westerly winds, with gusts of 65-75 mph possible.

This spell of weather has the potential for damage to trees and buildings, power cuts, flying debris and large coastal waves. Commuters are also advised to expect some disruption to roads, as well as longer travelling times.

Residents are urged to keep up to date with weather developments on television, radio, web and on social media.  Denbighshire County Council staff will be monitoring the situation closely and taking any action necessary.

The Council is also reminding residents that it does not provide sandbags to individual properties in the event of a flood. Instead, it uses sandbags mainly to protect groups of residents, for example by diverting the path of flowing water, and directing it towards gullies and manholes. This enables the Council to protect whole streets, whereas giving out sandbags to individual householders in a street would be a far less effective use of resources.

 

Advice and information about dealing with emergencies is also available on the Council’s website: www.denbighshire.gov.uk/emergencies

 

Posted on Tuesday 12th September 2017