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UK News Pair filmed canoeing down middle of completely flooded road

22:30  16 february  2020
22:30  16 february  2020 Source:   walesonline.co.uk

Watch as car engulfed in water on flooded road after Storm Ciara batters Ireland

  Watch as car engulfed in water on flooded road after Storm Ciara batters Ireland Remarkable footage of the flooded road was taken at the Malahide Estuary this morning . It comes amid chaos of power outages, flooding and landslides around Ireland after the arrival of Storm Ciara. Your browser does not support this video require(["binding"], function (binding) { binding("wcVideoPlayer", "#video_player_239e18e9-8746-480e-ac50-0850a6e889b5").all(); }); The storm hit in the early hours of this morning and brought heavy rain and 130km/h gusts in some areas. Fallen trees are also widely reported as emergency services work to deal with the chaos.

With driving out of the question and train services badly disrupted one man found a novel way to take advantage of the Storm Dennis flooding after going for a paddle down the street.

Surreal footage shows the moment Marc Davidson and friend Ben went for an adventure in a canoe down Main Avenue in Treforest on Sunday.

This weekend Wales was hit by more than a month's rain in 48 hours with 91mph gusts recorded during Storm Dennis.

Flooding caused by the weather prompted South Wales Police to declare a "major incident" as houses were flooded and railway lines and roads were cut off by rising river levels. You can follow our live updates on the incident here.

The pictures of a Welsh town flooded by Storm Ciara

  The pictures of a Welsh town flooded by Storm Ciara One resident said they have 'never seen so much water' Llanrwst in Conwy has flooded and it is understood people are having to be rescued from homes within the town.

But none of that deterred 34-year-old Marc from taking advantage of the unique circumstances.

Lionel Régal wearing a hat: Marc said it was like a zombie apocalypse © Marc Davidson Marc said it was like a zombie apocalypse a man holding a glass of water: The pair saw emergency services evacuating residents © Marc Davidson The pair saw emergency services evacuating residents

The Caerphilly resident said: "My friend suggested it and I just went along with it. It's not often the River Taff breaks its banks.

"It was really weird, it was like a ghost town. It felt like a zombie apocalypse."

a group of people riding on a raft: A family are evacuated by the fire service in Nantgarw © Dimitris Legakis/Athena Pictures A family are evacuated by the fire service in Nantgarw a group of people riding on the back of a boat: People being rescued from Egypt Street, Treforest © Huw Evans Picture Agency Ltd People being rescued from Egypt Street, Treforest

On Sunday morning people were rescued from their homes in boats in Treforest following heavy rainfall and rising water levels overnight.

People in Egypt Street were seen being rescued by emergency services.

Marc said: "The emergency services were there with inflatable boats evacuating people their homes.

"The cars were all soaking. All their windows were open and all the alarms were going off.

"My daughter lives in Pontypridd and we were assessing what it was like to take my daughter home.

"On the way we thought what it would be like in a canoe. We do a little bit of canoeing in the summer but I have never been in the winter."

These are the Transport for Wales Rail confirmed cancellations following Storm Dennis damage .
Severe weather is continuing to impact many railway routes across WalesAfter a weekend marred by high winds, torrential rain and devastating floods, many routes across Wales and the Borders have been impacted.

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