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Monday, February 17, 2020

Floods



Storm Ciara last weekend and then storm Dennis this weekend was just too much for the rivers to cope with.  Over this weekend we had a months rain in 48 hours, and  the River Taff  flooded  on the 16th at about 04.00 am with the levels nearly 4 m higher than usual.


Taffs Well park and bowling green. 





Fire crews rescuing the people living near the river.




In the afternoon I took a ride from home along the trail, which is elevated,  to the next village, Nantgarw.  They had suffered worse than Taffs Well as the river had burst its bank and many houses were flooded.  Roads into the village were closed.




However despite road closures someone got through.


On a  walk around the village this morning the water levels had dropped dramatically and the park was almost empty but its the aftermath of cleaning up all the mud and getting the houses fit to live in that will take a long time.