Teams from across Monmouthshire County Council’s workforce have been working round the clock to support residents affected by Storm Christoph. The council established an Emergency Response Team to monitor flood risks and respond as necessary.

750 sandbags were distributed to 51 residential properties. Flooded roads were closed – namely the A4042 at Llanellen, A4077 Gilwern to Crickhowell road, B4598 at Pantygoetre and the approach to Usk, as well as the area by St Bartholemew’s Church in Llanover and the stretch of road between Llanllowell and Newbridge on Usk.

Care staff remained busy all day supporting people. Everyone requiring assistance from the Care at Home team received help.

The situation continues to be monitored and teams will be working through the night again tonight. Gritters will be out on all routes as temperatures are forecast to drop again.

River levels on the River Usk are falling. A second peak is expected on the River Wye tonight and into tomorrow morning, that might impact Riverside Park, Monmouth. The situation is being monitored and a response will be put in place if necessary.

Council Leader Peter Fox OBE said; “It’s such a worrying time for people who face potential flooding, we are thinking of you all. The recent flooding events have been distressing for so many. Thanks to everyone who’s supporting Monmouthshire’s residents and doing all they can to keep people safe.”

Further information will be available from Natural Resources Wales, Met Office and the council’s Facebook and Twitter social media channels