Be prepared for Storm Christoph



The Council's highways team is working hard to clear drains and gullies across the city to ensure that surface water can drain effectively from the road network.


However, as the rivers rise, storm drain outlets may be unable to flow excess surface water from our streets into the rivers if the river levels rise above the drain outlet. This leads to the water ponding on our streets as it is unable to drain away.


While Main River floodingisthe responsibility of Natural Resources Wales, Our highways team will be out throughout the storm trying to deal with any issues that arise, clearing surface water flooding and helping the emergency services where they can.


We have a limited stock of sandbags which are used where surface water is causingaserious issue.Residents are advised, if they live in an area liable to flood to procure their own sandbags in advance. We will, as always, do our best to help, but being prepared will go some way to safeguarding your home and property.


It's is highly likely we will be dealing with multiple issues across the city at the same time. This means our workforce has to be targeted and we can't, unfortunately, be everywhere at the same time or be able to respond to every callout


Our teams are out today, working hard to clear drains in known flooding hotspots and ensuring stream culverts are clear of debris.


If you are concerned about your property due to rising river levels, please call Floodline on 0345 988 1188, which is a 24 hour service provided by Natural Resources Wales. Information is available on River Flood Warnings, how to protect your property, as well as a free service to receive flood warnings by phone, text or e-mail by visiting: