Wales

Pembrokeshire fire crews called out to flooding

Heavy rain in Pembrokeshire has seen firefighters called to a series of flood incidents in the county.

In one incident, a passerby helped passengers caught out in cars at Llangwm near Neyland.

The Mid and West Wales service said its crews had been called to seven properties in the Pembroke Dock area since 0550 GMT on Wednesday.

It said blocked drains had been overwhelmed by surface water, but flooding was minor.

A spokesperson said: "We got a call out to Llangwm near Neyland, after a few cars stuck in flood water, with reports of people in the vehicles.

"By the time we arrived, police had also attended, and a passerby had already pulled those people out safely."

Crews have also been helping pump out houses at Crundale, Haverfordwest.

The fire service said council highways officials had been dealing with surface water issues on a number of roads in the county, at Milford Haven, Goodwick and at Fishguard.

Sandbags have also been put out at a riverside property at Llangennech, Llanelli in Carmathenshire.

But the fire service said incidents were "isolated" and mostly minor.

Extreme care

Carmarthenshire council said its Carmarthenshire Direct contact service had been "inundated with calls" from people reporting weather-related incidents.

Staff had taken more than 110 calls by 0915 GMT on Wednesday.

Customer care executive board member Councillor Kevin Madge said: "We are dealing with an unusually high volume of calls due to weather-related incidents, and although staff are coping extremely well, we would ask people to be patient if they can't get through to us immediately."

The council is also urging drivers to take extreme care due to many roads being partly flooded.

The Met Office says rain will continue through Wednesday morning for much of south-west Wales, especially over the Cambrian Mountains.

However, the downpours should clear across Pembrokeshire by midday, and across the whole region by dusk.

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