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Severe flood warnings in place in Flintshire

Published date: 03 January 2014 |
Published by: David Humphreys
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IMMEDIATE severe flood warninghave been issued across Flintshire on Friday.

Warnings were issued for Greenfield and Point of Ayr and people living in the areas at risk are being urged to take steps now to ensure their own safety and as far as possible that of their property.

Specific areas include the scrap yard, Greenfield Business Park, the composting facility, the Penlon area, the sewage works and the Strand View and Strand Villas.

Point of Ayr includes the community of Talacre from the gas terminal to Tyn y Marfa.

Station Road, Talacre has been closed at the request of North Wales Police
Chief Superintendent Jeremy Vaughan of North Wales Police who is leading the co-ordinated response, said: “Severe flood warnings are only made when it is considered that there is a severe risk to life and property and the fact that this has been issued needs to be taken seriously.

"People living in the affected areas need to heed the warning and make arrangements now to secure their own safety.”

Flintshire Council have opened two rest centres at Holywell and Deeside leisure centres as a precaution. A further rest centre has been set up at Talacre Village Hall.

According to deputy leader, Bernie Attridge, 300 homes in the Greenfield, Holywell and Talacre areas have been advised to evacuate their homes make their way to safe places. Hundreds of sandbags have been lined along coastal routes from Talacre to Deeside as a precaution.

People who leave their properties to stay with relatives or friends were urged to inform North Wales Police on 101.

There is also an increased police presence in these areas and police warned people not to put themselves and the emergency services at risk by visiting flooded areas or seafronts to take pictures.

Flintshire Council also issued a list of hints and tips of dealing with flood emergencies on their website.

All services run by Arriva Trains Wales were postponed at Chester station.

Station Road in Talacre was also closed at the request of North Wales Police.

For more news from across the region visit newsnorthwales.co.uk

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