Gwent escapes serious flooding
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- Evacuation of Lighthouse Park in St Brides announced
- Flood alerts issued for several areas in Gwent ahead of high tides
- Flood alerts for Crindau, Caerleon and coastal areas of Gwent
RT @rhncafc: Not as high as last time @southwalesargus, but still pretty spectacular in Caerleon with 15 mins to high water http://t.co/Bts…— @MarkVickery4 01 February 2014
RT @rhncafc: Seems that we have reached high water in Caerleon and 12 inches from breaching the flood defences from The Hanbury http://t.co…— @MarkVickery4 01 February 2014
High tide on 1st February 2014. The view from our bedroom window. @ River usk http://t.co/bi17k0lt3x— @andylong 01 February 2014
@southwalesargus - this mornings high tide http://t.co/ashjIkh1bs— @Mikepob 01 February 2014
RT @ArgusMLewis: Caerleon Road between the St Julian's pub and The Ship Inn is closed due to flooded road #gwentfloodwatch http://t.co/EV04…— @southwalesargus 01 February 2014
If you see someone in danger in the River Severn or on the bank - Coastguard Rescue Service covers all the way to Gloucester #999COASTGUARD— Chepstow Coastguard (@Hmcgchepstow) January 31, 2014
Newport Council said that all properties at risk will have received an automated telephone call from National Resources Wales. If you are registered for this service, and have not received a phone call or a personal visit at your property, then you are not at risk.
South Wales Fire and Rescue say a request for sandbags has been made for flooding in Trafalgar Street Pontymister Risca.
A firecrew from Duffryn are helping with salvage at a property affected by flooding on Springfield Road Rhiwderin.
Newport Council say they will evacuate Lighthouse Park in St Brides in the wake of the the flood warnings given this afternoon.
The council say they urge residents to take action themselves to protect their property and it will help where it can but resources are limited.
MONMOUTHSHIRE County Council has said the A466 at Tintern will be closed for about 20 minutes both before and after high tides.
Tonight, the high tide is expected at 8.26pm. Tomorrow, high tide is expected at 8.47am and at 9.12pm, and on Sunday at 9.32am.
They said if the wet weather continues, further closures of the road might be necessary at high rides at 9.56pm on Sunday night and Monday morning at 10.15am.
Automated flood warning messages have been sent to people across the Crindau and Malpas Road area of Newport warning of a flooding risk.
Crindau resident Jon Powell of The Kiosk in Newport said that he had received a message which advised the public to take measures to protect their homes from water damage and to get their families to safety for the next five high tides, but no specific evacuation warning has been issued.
Map of flood warning areas on Caldicot Levels:
Map of flood warning areas in coastal Gwent:
New flood alerts have been issued for the following areas in Gwent:
Coast at the Caldicot Levels
Usk Estuary at Crindau and Malpas Road Area
Coast at the Wentlooge Levels in the Newport Area
Usk Estuary at Uskmouth and Old Town Docks
Usk Estuary at Caerleon
FLOOD warnings have been issued for rivers in Gwent tomorrow.
The flood warnings are for the Wye Estuary at Elmdale, Chepstow and near Tintern. More here
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