Chester have revealed the full extent of the flood damage at the Swansway Stadium, which forced the postponement of their home fixture against Kidderminster Harriers on Tuesday.

Heavy rain on Sunday evening caused extensive damage to areas of the stadium and its infrastructure, with the club forced to cancel their scheduled National League North fixture.

The interior of the ground's East Stand sustained the worst of the water ingress, which affected the PA Room, safety control room and media room, as well as walkways and changing rooms.

A statement issued by club officials on Wednesday said: "Given the extent of the damage it has been necessary to link in with our insurance providers who have been supporting us through the immediate actions to return the stadium to full working order at the earliest opportunity.

"However, given the nature of flood damage in addition to cosmetic damage of ceiling tiles and waterlogged carpets it is anticipated that there will have been significant damage to the electrical system - in particular those areas directly affected by the flooding and potentially throughout the entire office block.

"As such, following a professional assessment this morning, Chester Football Club have acted on the advice to fully close the East Stand Admin block until a full and thorough assessment can be made to the state of the electrical system - which can only be completed once the drying out process is complete.

"The club are continuing to work hard with various agencies to expedite recovery work and commercial driers are due on site today to assist the drying out process.

"Following the completion of this a full assessment of the electrical system will be made with appropriate repairs made to restore power before an assessment can be made on any additional damage caused to the Public Address and CCTV system."

A scheduled CFU meeting at the ground has been cancelled for safety reasons, though the club are yet to confirm whether Saturday's home clash with FC United of Manchester will go ahead.

The statement said: "Whilst the playing surface remains in excellent condition, CCTV, public address system and turnstile monitoring systems (which are all contained within the Control Room and other areas impacted by the water damage) are an essential requirement of the club's safety certificate, which is a requirement for us to host games.

"The club remain in constant dialogue with The National League regarding the fulfilment of fixtures and will make appropriate comment in due course."