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Latest weather news: National Resources Wales expects to remove coastal area flood warnings today

By RachelSWEP  |  Posted: January 04, 2014

Waves on Aberavon beach this morning

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ALL flood warnings in coastal areas are expected to be removed today.

Natural Resources Wales said it is expecting to remove the warnings by lunchtime today, following the worst storm to have affected the south and west Wales coastline in 15 years.

Emergency response workers for the agency will now focus on checking important defences and repairing any damage caused by the storm and assisting partners to help communities recover.

But teams are continuing to monitor closely as more high winds are forecast for Monday. However, the risk of flooding is not likely to be as severe as it was on Friday.

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There is also heavy rain forecast for Sunday into Monday which will make driving conditions dangerous on the roads but the risk of flooding to homes is low.

Natural Resources Wales is continuing to advise people to avoid going close to sea fronts as conditions continue to be dangerous, especially as they could be damaged by the recent storm.

This morning, a person was rescued in Kidwelly after their vehicle became stuck in flood water.

Crews from the town were joined by teams from Carmarthen and Swansea at around 10.19am to the main road into Carmarthen Bay Holiday Park.

Overnight, Swansea, Neath Port Talbot and Carmarthenshire all seem to have escaped the worst of the storm - but more rain is on the way tomorrow.

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service say they were not called to any incidents of flooding in the area overnight.

But this morning, Caswell Bay Road has been closed, a spokesman for South Wales Police confirmed.

Yesterday saw roads closed, rivers bursting their banks and trees coming down in windy conditions across the region.

The MetOffice forecast shows a cloudy day in Swansea and Neath Port Talbot today, with heavy rain expected to return tomorrow morning.

On social network sites Twitter and Facebook, people across the area didn't heed warnings from emergency services, posting pictures of themselves at seafronts across the area on Friday night, watching the waves batter the shorelines.

On Facebook site Port Talbot Old and New this morning, Jessica Peake posted a picture of the waves on Aberavon beach.

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