Wales

Flooding: 15 saved and 40 moved from Pendine caravan park

  • 5 November 2012
  • From the section Wales

Nine adults and six children have been rescued at a caravan park in Carmarthenshire following flooding.

Around 60 caravans were surrounded by water at Pendine Caravan Park at around 17:00 GMT on Sunday evening.

Mid and West Wales fire and rescue service used a boat as part of the operation.

Around 40 others were moved by the park owners and all those involved have been rehoused in other caravans on higher ground.

Craig Thomas, the station manager from Mid and West Wales, said the flood water was of varying depth from a few inches to a couple of feet.

"The caravan owners had been very pro-active and evacuated about 40 people to higher ground," he said.

"A couple of caravans had families which needed rescuing, and nine adults and six children were rescued from four or five caravans using our swift water rescue team and boat crews from Carmarthenshire fire station," he added.

Crews returned on Monday morning to assess the damage.

Better weather conditions have been forecast.

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