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Skewen Flooding Update – Friday 22 January 2021 (6pm)

22 January 2021

For safety reasons, residents evacuated from their homes in Skewen since Thursday 21 January, will not be able to return home this weekend, and the wait could possibly be longer.

The cause of the flood remains under investigation by the Coal Authority. A number of agencies remain on site to assess the safety of utilities, roads, and properties.

A Residents’ Incident Support Centre will be open at Abbey Primary School (opposite Blodau)  from tomorrow (Saturday 22 January) to offer help, information and advice. Council Officers will be on hand between 9am and 5pm on Saturday and Sunday and information on how to access emergency support out of hours will be displayed at the Centre.

Affected residents who have not yet made contact with us can call the council’s helpline on 01639 686868. We have also published a dedicated web page containing information and regular updates at

Further updates will be published as more information becomes available.

The safety of residents continues to be our top priority and in the meantime we ask you to please be patient as the investigation continues.

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