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Storm Christoph – Reaction From Rhondda Cynon Taf Council Leader

Written by on 20th January 2021

Comment on the current Yellow Weather warning for Rhondda Cynon Taf, County Borough Councillor Andrew Morgan Leader of the Council said:

“The Council is continuing to closely monitor the forecast as it is updated and is responding to any developments or incidents that occur. 

The Council has undertaken a number of proactive steps to prepare for the inclement weather by deploying additional staff and plant resources to respond to any emergencies that arise through this ongoing weather event, which we understand from the forecasting models will continue into tomorrow.

“Through the course of today, the Council has taken further proactive action in some vulnerable locations, which have been identified based on both an assessment of risk and the latest weather information, and this includes continuing the physical presence at key locations.

“The Council is also in the process of attending a potential landslip in Pentre, at a location in the ownership of Natural Resources Wales, to assess the situation and provide reassurance to residents.”

“We urge residents 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.”

The Council has issued an update and advice to residents: https://www.rctcbc.gov.uk/EN/Newsroom/PressReleases/2021/January/StormChristophYellowWeatherWarningUpdate.aspx

Listen back to our interview with Councillor Andrew Morgan here