Almost 100 flood warnings in place after a weekend of heavy rain

28 October 2019, 07:06

Flooding in rural Wales
Flooding in rural Wales. Picture: Twitter / Rural Crime Team: Dyfed-Powys Police @DPruralpolicing
EJ Ward

By EJ Ward

There are still almost 100 flood warnings in place across England and Wales after a weekend of heavy rain caused flooding and road closures.

Powys in South Wales was the worst affected, with nearly ten centimetres of rain in less than 24 hours.

Two people had to be rescued from a car trapped in floodwater at Garthmyl near Montgomery in Powys. Firefighters rescued the mother and child

More than four inches of rain fell in 24 hours across parts of Wales, according to the Met Office.

Firefighters in Powys had to cut short training exercises to assist with rescue operations.

At times over the weekend, there were more than 120 flood warnings in place.

The flood warnings cover much of the country
The flood warnings cover much of the country. Picture: Environment Agency

On Monday morning the Environment Agency listed 93 flood warnings and 123 flood alerts.

A flood warning means flooding is expected, and immediate action is required. A flood alert is less serious and urges people to "be prepared."

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