Sunday, August 22, 2010

Heavy rain sparks flash floods in Wales

Daniel Davies in the Independent (UK): Firefighters dealt with flash floods today after heavy rain fell on parts of Wales.Forecasters warned of further downpours tomorrow as more wet weather was on the way.

Crews were called out in South Wales after heavy rain during the morning. A spokesman for Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service said: "We have had several incidents of flooding this morning in and around the Swansea and Neath areas.

"We have had about 30 flood-related calls that were affecting properties, gardens and roadways. There was flash flooding for about an hour and a half. That was about 10.30 this morning, but they have subsided now. It has been very busy. It's still raining here but not as heavy as it was earlier."

Rachel Vince, a meteorologist with MeteoGroup UK, the weather division of the Press Association, said the rain storms were moving east towards the Midlands. She said: "There has been some particularly heavy rain across parts of South Wales…..

View of the Pennard Pill as it meanders towards the sea in Three Cliffs Bay, taken from near the ruined chapel and castle. Shot by Christine Matthews, Wikimedia Commons via Geograph UK, under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license

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