Storm Dennis has caused widespread flooding on roads and affected water levels on the River Monnow, River Usk and River Wye in Monmouthshire. Monmouthshire County Council worked in partnership with colleagues in Natural Resources Wales and the emergency services to keep residents safe. Teams have been distributing sandbags, clearing trees, managing landslips and closing roads. Rest centres were established to support people.
Some homes have been flooded in Monmouthshire and have had to be evacuated.
River levels on the Usk were very high and residents were advised by Natural Resources Wales to take immediate action and plan for potential flooding. The situation in Usk continues to be monitored.
Monmouthshire County Council Leader, Peter Fox said: “I would like to give my sincere thanks to everyone who has been working around the clock to keep residents safe. Roads across the county are still closed due to flooding. Residents are urged to drive with caution as conditions are dangerous. We will continue to closely monitor all river levels over the coming days as the threat posed by Storm Dennis is not over yet. The unsettled weather continues through this week with further rain expected later Wednesday into Thursday but this is not expected to be a repeat of the weekend weather with much lesser amounts of rain in the forecast. Stay warm, stay safe and do not attempt to travel through closed roads. We aim to operate services, as usual, tomorrow – please bear with us as there may be some delays…”.