On the night of February 15th 2020 large areas of RCT were hit by Storm Dennis.
Storm Dennis was a European windstorm which, in February 2020, became one of the most intense extratropical cyclones ever recorded, reaching a minimum central pressure of 920 millibars (27.17 inches of mercury) [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Storm_Dennis]
Across RCT over 1,000 properties were flooded. In the Pontypridd Constituency, residents of Pontypridd, Trefforest and Taffs Well suffered extreme flooding.
The damage was extensive to houses, businesses and transport infrastructure.
“The need for an Independent Inquiry remains, and the fight continues until we secure justice for those affected and investment in flood prevention measures. Our communities will not be able to rest easy until this happens, and I call on the Welsh Government to re-think their position to date, and establish an Independent Inquiry as a matter of urgency.”Read more
Listen back to GTFM DJ Terry catching up with County Councillor for the Pontypridd Town Ward, Heledd Fychan giving an update on:-
- Re-opening of the White Bridge and M&S Bridges
- Plans to renovate the White Bridge
- The development of the YMCA and progress on the Muni Arts Centre
A Message from Cllr Heledd Fychan on the morning of the 20 January.
"Many people have contacted me, worried about the risk of flooding. The river is high and fast flowing in Pontypridd this morning and obviously concerning as it is still raining. But, for residents, please keep an eye on this for the latest updates and be reassured that it is nowhere near as high as last February at present and no red river warning:
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