Teams take on the torrent


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ms #WorkingForCardiff #WorkingForYou responded to 115 reports of flooding last night, including some properties affected by internal flooding. 

Before the forecast torrential rain hit the city, our teams went to known hot spots, where there is a risk of properties flooding, to ensure that all the drains were clear of leaves.

A Met Office flood warning was in place for most of Wales until 2 o'clock this morning, with 70mm of rain estimated to fall. Most of last night's surface flooding was caused by the high water levels in the brooks and streams, which meant that the drains couldn't empty into them, so the water backed up.

Our in-house teams worked through the night, continuing to keep the streams and brooks clear of blockages. Sand bags were delivered, and the flood gates were deployed at Pen Y Dre in Rhiwbina as a precaution. The teams were also supported by contractors in the work to pump away the flood waters.

The work continued into today, clearing the flooding on Leckwith Road, and Croft-Y-Genau Road and Michaelston Road in St Fagan's.

If you spot a blocked gully or problems with leaves on roads and pavements, you can report it on the Cardiff Gov App, available at the Apple App Store and Google Play.