If you live in a river flood area your property may be at risk of flooding from severe weather events. If you live near the coast, there is always a possibility that a combination of high tides and bad weather will threaten your property. Even if you live inland, recent storm events have shown that the drainage system is simply overwhelmed by the amount of water it is expected to carry, therefore flooding can occur from surface water, field run off, etc...
What we are doing?
The Council will aim to:-
At times of emergency, the Council will endeavour to protect the public at large and will not be able to assist a large number of individual homeowners who may find their properties threatened.
Flood Alerts & Warnings
Natural Resources Wales work with the Met Office to provide warnings to those at risks of flooding.
You can call Floodline on 0845 988 1188 any time night or day for real-time flood warnings and advice, including registration to the Flood Warning Services.
The free service provides flood warnings direct to you by telephone, mobile, fax or pager. You'll also get practical advice on preparing for a flood, and what to do if one happens.
Alternatively, check current flood warnings in place on: Natural Resources Wales
Severe weather warnings can be viewed on: Met Office
Natural Resources Wales cannot give residents warning of surface water flooding but you can find out about the possibility of this type of flooding by checking local weather forecasts.
How can I be better prepared?
1 in 6 properties in Wales is at risk of flooding. Floods can happen anywhere at any time. Make sure you know how to be prepared and what to do when a flood happens.
Responsibility for the prevention of flooding and protection of property lies with the individual owners/tenants. Residents of Pembrokeshire should not rely on the Council to respond to a threat of flooding to their property but should have in place their own flood protection plan as detailed in Natural Resources Wales guidance, especially those who live in identified flood risk areas. Here is some generic guidance:
Before flooding happens:
is a national charity dedicated to supporting and representing communities and individuals at risk of flooding.
Phone 01299 403055.
What to do during a flood?
In the event of a flood it is important to focus on the safety of you and your family.
If flooding has occurred:-
What to do after a flood?
Here is some advice on how to clear up your home or business after a flood and deal with insurance claim.
Please note that the disposal of sandbags becomes the responsibility of the homeowner. Gloves should be worn in case of contact with contaminated water.