In Wrexham we have several areas which are prone to flooding and flash floods, such as:
Areas around Bangor-On-Dee
The weir at the bridge
The back lanes from Borras to Marford
The roundabout by Cross Lanes
The waterfall in Bersham
The Alyn river in Rossett
The Esless Farm river in Rhostyllen
World's End from Llangollen side
The Dunks near St Giles Parish Church
A528 road out of Overton to Eyton
It stands to reason that if you live near to a river you are at greater risk of flooding.
The Environment Agency website is a useful resource that displays a flood risk map showing the possible extent of flooding in your area .
Simply visit the website and key in your post code and you will see if there is any significant risk to your home.
If you live in an area that is at risk of flooding, it is impossible to completely flood proof your home, but there are steps you can take to ensure minimal damage including:
By registering with The Environment Agency's Flood Alert System, you will receive notifications of potential flood warnings giving you enough time to build up your defences.
Don't wait until it's too late or hope for the best - be prepared!
Click here to visit the Environment Agency website.
Amanda Wynne Evans
3rd December 2013
I'm Amanda Wynne Evans, Director at thebestof Wrexham, championing local businesses and marketing our great town! I'm also the managing director of Wynne Media, website and graphic design based in Wrexham.