Bridgend County Borough Council,Civic Offices, Angel Street, Bridgend, CF31 4WB

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Current Issues

This section provides you with a summary of current emergency planning issues that may affect you.

Flooding

Flooding happens naturally and can’t be completely avoided. River flood plains and low-lying coastal areas are at higher risk than other areas. Changes in climate, such as more severe storms and wetter summers and winters will increase that risk.

Flooding may be caused by rivers bursting their banks, culvert/ drains overflowing because of the amount water is beyond the capacity of the drainage system or pluvial flooding where the sheer amount of water causes surface water floods (this type of flooding is the most common cause of flash flooding).

Historically Aberkenfig, Pencoed & Maesteg have suffered from flooding but though devastating for the families affected, the extent of potential flooding is limited by the topography of the county borough.

Natural Resources Wales (NRW) is responsible for identifying areas at risk of flooding and determining the maximum potential extent of a flood event. If you live on a flood plain you would have been contacted by NRW to ask if you wish to be automatically notified if the area where you live is at risk of flooding. For more information on the NRW flood warning system and to check if you live on a flood plain please use this link to access the Natural Resources Wales website.

Currently NRW are trying to increase flood awareness and have developed 3 bilingual leaflets to provide practical advice on what to do before, during and after a flood. You can download the leaflets using the link below.

What to do before a flood

What to do during a flood

What to do after a flood

Flood  insurance fact sheet

Human Pandemic Flu Planning

This section of the website aims to keep you up dated on what arrangements the council is putting in place to prepare for Pandemic Flu.

The government recognises the possible emergence of an influenza pandemic as one of the highest risks posed to the UK. Because of this key public service must ensure they have arrangements in place to be able to continue to deliver their key services during a flu pandemic.

Organisations such as the health services, the police, local authorities and General Practitioners are working together to help ensure they can meet these commitments and in turn each organisation is developing their own plans.

In the event of a pandemic the council will ensure best efforts are made to keep key services running but some functions may be postponed to help focus resources on vital services such as the provision of care.

As work in this area is advanced updates will be posted on this section of the site.

Human Pandemic Flu Planning – up to date advice and situation reports:

Responding to a UK Flu Pandemic

Department of Health: Planning for Health Emergencies

 

Last Updated: 23/09/2014
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