The Yellow Weather Warning for rain resulting from Storm Christoph remains in place across Rhondda Cynon Taf, Wales and much of the U.K. until 6am tomorrow (Thursday, 21st January), with further spells of heavy rainfall expected over the course of this evening in particular.
The Council is continuing to closely monitor the forecast as it is updated and responding to any developments or incidents that occur.
In advance of the Warning, the Council took a number of steps to prepare for the inclement weather by securing additional staff and plant resources, and these remain in place for the duration of the weather event; whilst the increased culvert inspection regime is also continuing. The Council is also taking further proactive action in some vulnerable locations which have been identified based on an assessment of risk, including the continuing physical presence at the culvert inlet in Pentre.
Residents are advised to remain alert and to continue to take extra care at this time. Where possible and safe to do so, residents and businesses are also being asked to themselves help alleviate the risk of flooding in local areas.
There are small actions we can do which could make a big difference, such as removing fallen leaves and clearing other debris from private drains and properties, as these are often the main culprits of flooding by blocking drains.
Residents in possession of flood prevention measures (such as flood gates) may also wish to consider putting these in place this evening for the remainder of the Warning period, with further intense rainfall expected through this evening.
Please follow relevant organisations including the Met Office, Natural Resources Wales and the Council’s own social media accounts for all the latest updates, along with local news outlets.
For any issues during normal office hours, please call 01443 425001. If you have any issues outside of normal office hours, please call our Emergency Out Of Hours number 01443 425011.