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UK News These are the places in Wales affected by flooding after Storm Dennis

19:01  17 february  2020
19:01  17 february  2020 Source:   walesonline.co.uk

Wales set to get the wettest weather as Storm Dennis warning upgraded to amber

  Wales set to get the wettest weather as Storm Dennis warning upgraded to amber Alerts have been issued across the UKThe Met Office warns that the storm will bring major bouts of bad weather, with gusts of hurricane-force winds, flooding and travel disruption from Saturday to Monday.

Share this with. These are external links and will open in a new window. Residents are counting the cost of flooding after Storm Dennis left parts of Wales under water. Crowdfunding pages have been set up to raise money for those affected after homes, schools and businesses were damaged

Share this with. These are external links and will open in a new window. Natural Resources Wales also warned the River Taff could flood , telling people in the Pontypridd area especially to be Have you been affected by Storm Dennis ? Get in touch by emailing haveyoursay@bbc.co.uk.

Storm Dennis battered Wales over the weekend leaving many people's homes and businesses completely destroyed.

A month's worth of rain flooded town centres, burst river banks and caused landslides across the country. And if that wasn't enough, the Met Office is warning that further rain is due to fall.

The storm was declared a "major incident" by police and many towns and villages across south Wales suffered severe flooding with hundreds of people having to be evacuated from their homes.

Pontypridd

a person walking down a sidewalk holding an umbrella in the rain: Sion Street was completely flooded on Sunday morning from Storm Dennis © Richard Swingler Sion Street was completely flooded on Sunday morning from Storm Dennis a close up of a rainy city street: And Ponty town centre was also hit © Ben Evans/Huw Evans Agency And Ponty town centre was also hit

Pontypridd was absolutely devastated by flood water on Sunday as the River Taff overflowed.

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Eight severe flood warnings are in place in England, after a weekend of heavy rain and wind. Share this with. These are external links and will open in a new window. Communities across Britain are facing another day of flooding and travel chaos, following the torrential rain brought by Storm Dennis .

People are rescued from flooded homes in Wales , and there are a record number of flood warnings and alerts This means flooding could cause a danger to life, power cuts are expected and there is a good Have you been affected by Storm Dennis ? Get in touch by emailing haveyoursay@bbc.co.uk.

Nearby Sion Street was severely affected by the overflowing bank, with people reporting three foot of water in their homes by the early hours of Sunday morning.

The devastation also hit the town centre, with many shops and businesses left under water.

Fortunately, things started to dry up in the town by late afternoon, and a fundraising page has been set up to support those in Pontypridd affected.

Treforest and Nantgarw

a man riding on top of a body of water: Emergency services rescued pets in Treforest.... © Gareth Everett/Huw Evans Agency Emergency services rescued pets in Treforest.... a group of baseball players standing on top of each other: ....As well as bringing children to safety as well © Dimitris Legakis/Athena Pictures ....As well as bringing children to safety as well

Natural Resources Wales issued a severe flood warning for the River Taff on Saturday evening.

By Sunday morning, the river overflowed and flooded fields and homes alongside its banks.

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A red "danger to life" warning is in place for parts of south Wales as Storm Dennis causes flooding . These are external links and will open in a new window. Overnight flooding has caused devastation to parts of Wales , with the Met Office issuing a red "danger to life" weather warning for

People have been rescued from flooded homes in Wales and there a record number of flood warnings and alerts This means flooding could cause a danger to life, power cuts are expected and there is a good Have you been affected by Storm Dennis ? Get in touch by emailing haveyoursay@bbc.co.uk.

Homes in Nantgarw and Treforest were flooded as a result of the heavy rainfall and people were rescued in boats from their homes by the fire service.

The Upper Boat Inn is expected to remain closed for the foreseeable future after suffering devastating damage expected to cost thousands.

Two men took advantage of the flooding, and went for an adventure in a canoe down Main Avenue in Treforest.

Aberdulais, Neath

a bridge over a body of water: The River Neath was dangerously high © Robert Melen The River Neath was dangerously high a person standing in a room: Joolz Stewart inside her home in Aberdulais on Sunday morning © Robert Melen Joolz Stewart inside her home in Aberdulais on Sunday morning

Aberdulais in Neath flooded for the second time in less than 18 months following the wrath of Storm Dennis.

Large parts of the village was under water on Sunday morning and left residents unable to leave their homes due to the high levels of water outside.

The River neath was subject to a severe flood warning on Saturday evening and Natural Resources Wales warned rivers in the area were likely to overflow overnight.

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Storm Dennis : South Wales under water as floods hitBBC. Ludlow Town Council is offering tea, sympathy and shelter at the local Methodist Church, for those affected by flooding in the Shropshire area. As Storm Dennis strikes here are the answers to some questions about how to stay safe.

Share this with. These are external links and will open in a new window. If you are affected by flooding , then it can be reported to the flooding incident line on 0300 2000 100. Storm Dennis was the fourth locally-named storm of the winter season after Storm Atiyah in December, Storm Brendan

Residents spoke of the anxiety they felt on Saturday night, fearing they would wake up to a repeat of 2018 when the Tennant Canal overflowed.

This was the case on Sunday morning, when many homes on Canal Side were left under water.

Mountain Ash, Cynon Valley

a house with a boat in the water: Some roads were inaccessible by car © Mark Lewis Some roads were inaccessible by car a car parked on the side of a snow covered street © Mark Lewis

Roads, railways and homes were left fully submerged in Mountain Ash in the Cynon Valley.

Ysbyty Cwm Cynon Hospital was also left with limited access yesterday, but the flooding on the road has now subsided and all vehicles are able to travel through.

Abercynon Roundabout remains closed today as council workers carry out recovery work in the area.

Crickhowell, Powys

An aerial view of Crickhowell © Getty Images An aerial view of Crickhowell a group of people riding skis on a snowy street: Crews searching Bridge Street © PRWPhotography Crews searching Bridge Street

People in Crickhowell, Powys, are starting the clear-up after being hit by Storm Dennis and what they describe as the worst floods in 40 years.

Pubs, houses, businesses and roads in the Powys town were left underwater as the River Usk burst its banks in the early hours of Sunday.

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The bridge between Crickhowell and Llangattock was flooded as was the nearby A4077.

Emergency services used a helicopter to winch people to safety and homes and businesses were flooded.

Rhondda

a large orange truck on a city street: Emergency services are clearing the streets in Treorchy © Robert Melen Emergency services are clearing the streets in Treorchy a person that is standing on the side of a road: The moment a landslide was caught on camera © Provided by Wales Online The moment a landslide was caught on camera a group of people standing in front of a house: The sludge that has been left on the street © Robert Melen The sludge that has been left on the street

Several places in the Rhondda were hit with floods and heavy rainfall even caused a landslide on a mountain in Tylorstown.

Fortunately, no one was injured in the landslide, which took out some electricity poles and ran into the river below.

There is a concern that with more rainfall, the river will back up and cause flooding to nearby streets.

Residents in the area showed their community spirit and were out scraping rubble and mud away from Dumfries Street in Treorchy following the storm on Saturday night.

Pentre was also hit by severe flooding caused by a blocked culvert, with many homes being submerged in water.

A fundraising page has been set up to support those living in the Rhondda affected by the floods, you can donate here.

Cardiff

a river running through a city: Storm Dennis has left parts of Cardiff under water © Jonathan Lawrance/WalesOnline Storm Dennis has left parts of Cardiff under water

Further down the River Taff, the Taff Trail and Bute Park in Cardiff were submerged in water as a result of the river overflowing.

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Homes in the Forest Farm area of Whitchurch were also evacuated on Sunday morning as water levels continued to rise after heavy rainfall overnight.

Drone footage of the city showed the scale of the flooding after it was hit with a month's worth of rain in just 48 hours.

Bute Park was closed to the public on Sunday and 40 ponies at Cardiff Riding School in Pontcanna Fields were evacuated to safety.

Builth Wells, Powys

a room that has a laptop computer sitting on top of a table: Llanelwedd Church in Wales Primary School in Builth Wells is underwater after Storm Dennis. © Carolyne Finlow-Borrowdale Llanelwedd Church in Wales Primary School in Builth Wells is underwater after Storm Dennis. Llanelwedd Church in Wales Primary School © Carolyne Finlow-Borrowdale Llanelwedd Church in Wales Primary School

A school in Builth Wells in Powys has been left underwater despite a headmaster spending all Sunday night trying to divert the flooding away.

Llanelwedd Church in Wales Primary School was left under a metre of water after Storm Dennis hit Wales over the weekend.

Headmaster Adam Shearman raced to the four-classroom primary school in Builth Wells in the early hours of Sunday after being contacted by a concerned neighbour at around 4am.

Heavy rainfall means a classroom, canteen, staff toilets and office have all been lost to the extreme weather.

Resolven, Neath Port Talbot

a group of people on a boat: Businesses as well as homes have been affected © Canal View Cafe Businesses as well as homes have been affected The damage caused at Canal View Cafe - which only opened in November © Canal View Cafe The damage caused at Canal View Cafe - which only opened in November

A family-run café which only opened in November 2019 is the latest business to be completed destroyed by Storm Dennis floods.

Owners of Canal View Cafe in Resolven, Neath Port Talbot have shared their devastation after discovering the café is submerged in sewage water.

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Images show the full extend of the damage, which owners Darren and Emma Hughes say will cost "thousands".

Carmarthen

a long bridge over a body of water: The swollen River Towy underneath King Morgan Bridge in the centre of Carmarthen © Media Wales The swollen River Towy underneath King Morgan Bridge in the centre of Carmarthen a boat sitting on the side of a building: Taken from the A4242, this image shows the level of water at The Quay © Media Wales Taken from the A4242, this image shows the level of water at The Quay

Parts of Carmarthen have been battered by torrential rain as Storm Dennis continues to affect parts of Wales.

The Quay in the town centre was under water on Sunday afternoon, with high tide having taken place shortly before 12pm.

The A4242 in the centre of town, between Blue Street and Morfa Lane, had been closed off due to surface water.

Other parts of the town, including Abergwili, have also been badly affected. Abergwili Road is impassable, and the football pitch next to the highway is totally under water.

Other roads near Carmarthen are flooded, including Nantgaredig Bridge and the parts of the A40 towards the Dryslwyn area.

North Wales

a wooden bench next to a body of water: Flooded land near Dolgarrog station © Daily Post Wales Flooded land near Dolgarrog station

While south Wales bore the brunt of the storm, areas of north Wales were also affected, reports NorthWalesLive

Fields were flooded around many areas across the region including at Llanrwst and Dolgarrog, in the Conwy Valley and Rossett and Trevalyn, in Wrexham.

Abergavenny and River Usk

a close up of a red building: A car driving over the Llanrwst Bridge in Abergavenny almost got washed away © Provided by Wales Online A car driving over the Llanrwst Bridge in Abergavenny almost got washed away

Abergavenny was also hit by the heavy rainfall as the River Usk overflowed.

Llanrwst Bridge was completely submerged in water and a man was filmed attempting to drive through the water.

A witness said the car was pushed up towards the railings and the driver was able to get out through the boot.

Blaenau Gwent

Flooding in Asda in Brynmawr © Kirsty Williams Flooding in Asda in Brynmawr a body of water with a city in the rain © Blaine Phillips

The entrance to Asda in Brynmawr flooded on Saturday afternoon.

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Parts of Cwm and Aberbeeg were badly affected by flooding on Saturday night and several roads in the area were closed as a result

The railway line between Ebbw Vale and Cardiff was closed all weekend due to high winds and a limited road transport service was provided on Monday.

Bedwas and New Tredegar, Rhymney Valley

This was the damage and destruction caused in Bedwas by Storm Dennis:

A person was also spotted on a jet ski in a flooded rugby field in New Tredegar:

Newgale Beach, Pembroke

a car parked in front of a red boat on the water © HM Coastguard - Broad Haven a large body of water with a mountain in the background © HM Coastguard - Broad Haven

Newgale Beach in Pembrokeshire yesterday was flooded as water from the high tide was unable to drain.

Villages around the River Wye

a bridge over a body of water: Hereford in England along the River Wye © Getty Images Hereford in England along the River Wye

Hereford and surrounding villages have been inundated by "devastating" floods, with locals saying they have never seen anything like it

Churches and leisure centres have opened their doors to take in evacuated residents as a severe flood warning remains in place for the River Wye, which was expected to reach a high water mark of nearly 20ft on Monday morning.

People living near the River Wye around Herefordshire have also been affected by floods this weekend.

If you have been affected, please email our newsdesk at newsdesk@walesonline.co.uk

Michael Sheen's fundraiser for flood victims makes double its target inside 24 hours .
He had originally hoped to raise £10,000 but the figure has already topped £26,500, with more than 900 people around the word making donations to support those affected He had hoped to raise at least £10,000 for the flood-hit communities from the crowdfunder but the GoFundMe campaign has already raised more than £25,000 from around 920 donors.

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