Council workers battle floods across Carmarthenshire

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DOZENS of Carmarthenshire County Council workers have worked through the night helping out at flooding incidents across the county.

Crews have been on standy 24-hours-a-day and have been deployed at various locations to assist with a number of incidents.

Other staff are now being called in from annual leave to help if and when needed as the bad weather is forecast to continue over the weekend.

They are being thanked for their efforts by Council Leader Cllr Kevin Madge who said: “We really appreciate the work of all these members of staff who have been helping throughout the bad weather over the Christmas and New Year period, across all four corners of Carmarthenshire.

“They have been on call 24 hours a day and worked throughout the night last night as the bad weather hit the county.

“I know they have gone above and beyond the call of duty in their efforts to support individuals and communities who need it.

“They have deployed hundreds of sandbags to those at risk, helped to clear roads and debris, and provided support at a number of incidents.

“It looks as though we have a long weekend ahead of us with similar forecasts and high tides, and I know that our staff will be working through it all, helping where they can.

“I would really like to say a big thank you to all of them, and reassure people that our crews are on hand to help where and when needed.”

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