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Storm Jorge: Police declare ‘critical incident’ in South Wales

by LLB Reporter
29th Feb 20 12:55 pm

A “critical incident” has been declared in South Wales after more flooding hit overnight as Storm Jorge has bought strong winds and heavy rain.

South Wales Police said, “Following flooding and severe weather related incidents which have occurred overnight and through the course of the morning, a critical incident has been declared.”

The statement added, “The emergency services, jointly with local authority planning departments, local health boards, and organisations such as Natural Resources Wales and utility companies, are working continuously to ensure the safety and welfare of those affected, minimise damage to infrastructure and property, and minimise disruption.”

There are currently eight flood warnings in place with 25 flood alerts in Wales.

Superintendent Andy Kingdom said, “Indications are that the rain is set to stop and river levels will soon recede.

“There is still significant surface water and debris on the roads throughout the force area so we would advise people only to travel if absolutely necessary.”

Met Office’s Emma Salter said, “It’s going to be quite lively with some heavy rain and strong winds.

“It’s going to be a really wet start to the day.”

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