Powys floods: Clean-up follows flash flooding

  • 14 July 2012
  • From the section Wales

Householders are mopping up after heavy rain caused flash flooding in parts of Powys.

Firefighters were called to Park Avenue in Kerry, near Newtown, after properties were hit by rising flood water on Friday evening.

Incidents were also reported at Forden, Knighton, Llanfyllin and Montgomery.

A Met Office warning of heavy rain remains in place for parts of eastern Powys and the south eastern corner of Wales.

Around five properties were affected in Park Avenue, Kerry, following heavy rain.

Resident Gwyneth Down said: "You could just see the corner of the lawn, the rest was covered in water.

"It was quite scary for a while - it was getting deeper and deeper. It was getting up over my wellies and I was starting to worry.

"The fire brigade were very good, they came very quickly."

Heavy rain on Saturday morning in the south and east was expected to gradually clear but showers will affect most areas throughout the day.

Flooding was also reported near Holywell, Flintshire, on Friday evening as a fire crew spent two hours pumping water from a road.

Rescue operation

Image caption Prince Charles last week met emergency services involved in June's severe flooding in Ceredigion

Chepstow Racecourse's ladies' night was cancelled following heavy rain and concern about further wet weather later.

Environment Agency flood warnings have been stood down for Afon Vyrnwy, Afon Tanat and Afon Cain and their tributaries; the rivers Llynfi and Ogmore; and river Ewenny and Vale of Glamorgan west.

The latest incidents follow weeks of wet weather which saw major flood damage in villages around Ceredigion last month.

The Prince of Wales last week met victims of the flooding and emergency services involved in the rescue operation.

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