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Homes to benefit from new flood warning system

Published date: 27 February 2013 |
Published by: Matt Jones
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THOUSANDS of homes across North Wales will benefit from a new flood warning system.

Environment Agency Wales expanded their free flood warning service to help a further 2,268 homes in the region to better prepare for flooding in future.

Jeremy Parr, of Environment Agency Wales, said: “We are continuously working to improve the service we are able to provide to our customers, particularly those in areas of high flood risk.

“The number of people receiving our warnings has doubled in just over two years, with more than 105,500 people now registered for the service.

“Getting a message in advance of a potential flood could give people the vital minutes they need to take steps to protect their properties and reduce the impact of a flood on their homes.”

Areas in Gwynedd, Conwy, Anglesey and Denbighshire were hit hard by flooding late last year.

St Asaph saw the worst of the problems, as the river Elwy burst its banks affecting more than 400 properties.

Homes along coastal areas and near flood-risk rivers will be able to sign-up to receive alerts on their landline, mobile or email.

Affected residents will be registered automatically if their telephone number is available.

For information on how to prepare for floods, visit www.environment-agency.gov.uk.

Residents eligbile for the new warning service can sign-up through Floodline on 0845 988 1188, or on the agency website.

The number of homes benefitting in each community: Bangor (211) Conwy (196) Tywyn (161) Llanfairfechan (58) Dwyran (37) Caernarfon (26) Y Felinheli (17) Traeth Coch (14) Morfa Bychan (8) and Llanddulas, Abergele (563) .

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