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UK News Pictures of River Taff as it bursts it banks in Cardiff during Storm Dennis

15:50  16 february  2020
15:50  16 february  2020 Source:   walesonline.co.uk

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The River Taff at Pontypridd, South Wales Storm Dennis shut down roads and flooded railway lines on Sunday morning as it lashed large Severe flood warning were issued for the Scottish Borders and for the River Neath in South Wales, while local media reported the River Taff had burst its banks at

Hello and welcome to our Storm Dennis live blog as heavy winds and rain continue to hit the UK. Roads have been shut and train services The Met office forecaster Greg Dewhurst has said relief from Storm Dennis is still some distance away and that “heavy rain and strong winds” would continue

a body of water with trees in the background: The raging river at Blackweir © @ceritheviking The raging river at Blackweir

Parts of Cardiff have been submerged in water after the River Taff bursts its banks during Storm Dennis.

Some homes in the Forest Farm area of Whitchurch have been evacuated as the river levels rose on Sunday morning, and large areas of Bute Park and the Taff Trail have been submerged in water.

Katie Davies, 26, who lives in Pen-y-darren, was woken by the police knocking on her door about 8am to advise them to leave the house.

"I looked out and couldn't believe how high the river was," she said.

"I have lived here all my life and have never seen it like that. There is a path and an embankments between the river and our houses so I never thought it would get anywhere close.

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Hello and welcome to our Storm Dennis live blog as heavy winds and rain continue to hit the UK. Roads have been shut and train services The Met office forecaster Greg Dewhurst has said relief from Storm Dennis is still some distance away and that “heavy rain and strong winds” would continue

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"The house hasn't been flooded but it is very close, and the Forest Farm Road by the rugby club is completely under water and there is a newish estate there, but I don't know if they have been told to get out too."

a tree next to a body of water © @ceritheviking

Hundreds of people also came out on Sunday morning to see some of the highest river levels seen in the city for years.

Cardiff council warned people to stay away from areas around the River Taff, especially at Pontcanna Fields.

They said: "Please be advised that flood warnings remain in place for the River Taff at Pontcanna Fields today. Please remain safe and avoid the area."

   a close up of a lush green field: The tennis courts under water at Hailey Park © Provided by Wales Online The tennis courts under water at Hailey Park  

Meanwhile, hundreds of onlookers have come out to see just how high the river has got.

Drone footage shows the scale of the Storm Dennis flooding in Cardiff

  Drone footage shows the scale of the Storm Dennis flooding in Cardiff Homes have been flooded and Bute Park is submerged in parts after the River Taff burst its banks on Sunday. © Jonathan Lawrance/WalesOnline Bute Park under water with the Principality Stadium in the background © Jonathan Lawrance/WalesOnline There has been flooding at some homes in Llandaff near the River Taff, and homes at Forest Farm in Whitchurch have been evacuated. On Sunday afternoon, the council said that river levels had peaked and are now starting to fall.

Hello and welcome to our Storm Dennis live blog as heavy winds and rain continue to hit the UK. The Met office forecaster Greg Dewhurst has said relief from Storm Dennis is still some distance away and that “heavy rain and strong winds” would continue across large parts of the UK on Sunday.

Hello and welcome to our Storm Dennis live blog as heavy winds and rain continue to hit the UK. The Met office forecaster Greg Dewhurst has said relief from Storm Dennis is still some distance away and that “heavy rain and strong winds” would continue across large parts of the UK on Sunday.

The tennis courts in Hailey Park were submerged and the Taff Trail is completely under water in many places.

a tree next to a body of water © Provided by Wales Online

Alison Morris, from Whitchurch, came out with her children Annabel, seven, and Rory, five, to see the river.

"It seemed to rain most of yesterday and all last night, so we knew the river would be high, but we are shocked by just how high it is," she said. "We often come down to play tennis at Hailey Park on Sunday, but we definitely won't be able to do that today.

"There are so many people who have come out to see it, but the good thing is that everyone seems to be doing it safely and respecting just how dangerous it could be."

  a person standing next to a river © Provided by Wales Online

Flooding in Bute Park means that all the buildings within the park are closed to the public.

Radyr Court Road is currently being assessed by the council's highways team and is expected to be closing soon.

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Hello and welcome to our Storm Dennis live blog as heavy winds and rain continue to hit the UK. The Met office forecaster Greg Dewhurst has said relief from Storm Dennis is still some distance away and that “heavy rain and strong winds” would continue across large parts of the UK on Sunday.

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This is what Cardiff's Bute Park looks like now after Storm Dennis floods .
Parts of Bute Park, Cardiff, remain underwater and litter is still causing a problem around sections of landParts of the park were left completely submerged in water on Sunday after the River Taff burst its banks.

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