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Update on flood issues in Rhyl

Published date: 06 December 2013 |
Published by: Staff Reporter
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Here is the latest information from Denbighshire County Council regarding the flooding issues in Rhyl.

There were no further issues of flooding to report overnight. The high tide passed at around 12.30am without any further problems.


Rest Centre:
The Rest Centre remained open overnight due to the fact that a high tide was expected and remains open this morning.  All those people affected by flooding have been re-housed by the Council.  The Rest Centre is expected to remain open until 11am.


Information Centre:
An Information Centre will be set up at Rhyl Fire Station by 11am this morning and will remain open until 5pm tonight.  The Centre will be open over the weekend between 10am and 5pm.  There will be staff there from Welfare Rights, Housing and Supporting People, Council Tax, Family Information Service,  Public Protection, Trading Standards, Environmental Health and the Red Cross.  They will offer advice on issues such as electrical safety, financial help, health protection, how to clean up after a flood, insurance etc.

 

Councillor David Smith, Cabinet Lead Member for Environment, said: "We need to make sure that people have access to the right information, at the right time and in the right place. Those affected by flooding will now be thinking about the future and they will have a lot of questions about health and welfare issues. We feel it's vital that we get representatives from different agencies under the same roof, to act as a One Stop Shop for information. We also want to know from people about their personal circumstances, things they are short of, things they need and other information that would assist us in helping people".
 
Information help line number: 01824 706101
 
North Wales Police: Cordons will remain in place and extra patrols will be continue to police properties affected by flooding.

 



Highway Network:
The Coast Road remains closed at this present time.


Clean Up:
The Council has three mechanical sweepers, three gully emptiers and wagons on site clearing  Garford Road and surrounding areas . It is the Council's intention to power wash the footways and carriageways as soon as the larger debris is removed. In addition there are teams on site manually cleaning the footways.


Scottish Power:  
Scottish Power have reported that 350 properties are still without electricity supply. They have drafted in additional resources and are working hard to restore power to properties as soon as possible.



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