In response to the severe weather today (October 12), the Council’s Highways and Streetcare crews have been working to assist with emergency flooding situations across the County Borough.
On Friday, more than 2,500 sandbags were filled and delivered from the Council’s two depots, in Abercynon and Dinas. Additional crews have been working throughout the day, and extra staff and crews will continue to work over the weekend with more persistent rain forecast over the next 24 hours.
This followed the Council’s proactive approach to clear gullies, remove fallen leaves, check priority culverts and plan for additional resources.
There continues to be severe disruption to road and rail networks, along with excess surface water – which our Streetcare team is working to alleviate.
Councillor Andrew Morgan, Leader of Rhondda Cynon Taf Council and Cabinet Member with responsibility for Highways, said: “Our members of staff have been working throughout all of Friday, in response to the severe rainfall – and they will continue to do so throughout tonight and tomorrow.
“I’d like to thank Council staff for their efforts, and also thank residents for their patience and cooperation. Residents should continue to bear with us while our crews work hard to alleviate localised flooding issues, and if they have any problems they can contact our Call Centre via the Out of Hours number.”
All Out of Hours calls relating to emergency flooding should be directed to 01443 425011.
The Council will continue to issue any emergency updates via social media – at ‘@RCTCouncil’ on Twitter and ‘Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’ on Facebook.
Updates will also be published on the Council’s website, at https://www.rctcbc.gov.uk/EN/Resident/EmergenciesSafetyandCrime/BadWeatherandBankHolidayServiceChanges.aspx.