12:13pm Friday 25th October 2013
PEOPLE across south Wales are being urged to remain alert for the risk of flooding as the poor weather is set to continue.
Forecasts show the next band of heavy rainfall is likely to pass through south Wales counties from the early hours of this morning (Fri).
Natural Resources Wales has warned localised flooding is possible sue to the ground remaining saturated from rainfall during the week, and water quickly finding its way into streams, ditches and rivers.
With leaves littering pavements and roads, there is also a risk that blocked drains will cause flooding of road surfaces, causing traffic disruption.
The forecast remains unsettled, with more heavy rain and strong winds forecast across the whole of the country throughout Sunday and Monday.
Officers will be monitoring river levels closely over the weekend, checking they are clear of blockages and making sure that flood defences are operating efficiently.
People are advised to keep an eye on weather forecasts over the weekend and local news bulletins for information about any disruption in their area.
Flood alerts and flood warnings are updated on the Natural Resources Wales website every 15 minutes and are available to view at www.naturalresourceswales.gov.uk/alerts.
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