Yet another clean-up for flood-fatigued Rhondda communities
More flooding misery for South Wales communnities previously devastatedit by storm Dennis.
Homes and streets in Rhondda Cynon Taf have been hit with floodwater after heavy storms yesterday evening.
Pentre is one of the communities which has been particularly badly affected.
Just getting in from this nightmare. Thanks for the quick response by the Firebrigade & @RCTCouncil staff. Two council officers delivered numerous cleaning items to @canolfan_pentre that can be collected tomorrow from 9.30am. I feel so desperately sad for my village again 😔 pic.twitter.com/AIU84rPPXs— Elizabeth Buffy Williams (@buffywills) June 17, 2020
Lower Pentre in the Rhondda is getting flooded again! These families & homes still haven’t recovered from Storm Dennis & are still in lockdown in other family member’s homes becsuse of it. How can this happen after only 45 mins of heavy rain? It’s coming up through the manholes. pic.twitter.com/CS8qYzS3xb— Siôn Tomos Owen (@sionmun) June 17, 2020
The Leader of Rhondda Cynon Taf Council, Andrew Morgan said:
“In response to significant localised flooding, to almost 200 properties across the County Borough, the Council has deployed addition resources, to support the local authorities highways crews and to assist the emergency services.
“The flash flooding caused by yesterday evening’s severe thunderstorms, has unfortunately impacted upon communities which have already experienced the devastation of flooding earlier this year.
“As a Council we will seek to respond proactively to this situation to support these communities and residents which have been impacted.”
Buckets, mops and cleaning products have been delivered to a local community centre so residents can start the clean up this morning
MESSAGE from Canolfan Pentre: “For anyone who has been flooded, we will be open tomorrow from 9.30am for people to collect mops, buckets, shovels and cleaning products.— GTFM (@gtfm1079) June 17, 2020
Please do not enter the building, we will pass you everything you need.” pic.twitter.com/HqXag2rXwP