South Wales police say Heavy rainfall has caused multiple floods and landslides, south Wales and parts of England, as Storm Dennis batters the UK.
South Wales Police has been dealing with “multiple” landslides and floods – some trapping residents.
Homes have also been flooded in Herefordshire, while police in Worcestershire are searching for a person who is feared to have been swept into the River Teme. West Mercia Police said a man had been rescued from the River Teme close to Eastham Bridge, Worcestershire, and taken to hospital by ambulance but that a woman was still missing.
A man’s body was recovered from the River Tawe near Trebanos in the Swansea Valley but Dyfed-Powys Police later said his death was not linked to the extreme weather. It is not being treated as suspicious.
head of the Environment Agencies of floods and coastal management – John Curtin said “the saturated ground conditions” left by last weekend’s Storm Ciara has “driven” the severe flooding seen across the UK over the past 24 hours.
South Wales Police said emergency services were working with local organisations to ensure the safety of people in communities’ cut-off by flooding, and to minimize damage and disruption.
Emergency centres have been set up for those who have been displaced.
Assistant chief constable Jennifer Gilmer praised rescue workers’ professionalism and advised people “not to panic”.
The search for the woman has been called off until Monday.
Meanwhile, in Herefordshire, the council said it was working with the emergency services the Environment Agency and health partners to assist residents.
It urged people to avoid unnecessary travel and check on their neighbours, and said “rest centres” are being set up for those who need to be evacuated.