Extreme gusts reached up to around 100mph on the Welsh coast and were so ferocious they caused a blizzard of sea foam to fall on land.
The family of Stephen Brookes have warned others about the drinking game 'Neknominate'.
The Welsh Ambulance Service has accepted there were A&E delays at a hospital last night as eyewitnesses reported 14 queuing ambulances.
Chief Inspector Ieuan Matthews, of Dyfed Powys Police, said specially-trained family liaison officers are supporting the family of a six-day-old baby girl, found dead at a property in Pontyberem, Carmarthenshire.
"As you can imagine, the family are hugely distressed," he said.
A six-day-old baby girl whose death prompted police to seize the family dog was named by Dyfed Powys Police today as Eliza-Mae Mullane.
Police have confirmed that the Alaskan Malamute dog seized in connection with the death of a six-day-old baby in Carmarthenshire is not listed under the Dangerous Dogs Act.
Alaskan Malamutes were originally bred as sled dogs for work in the Arctic, but are now popular as family pets.
Police have confirmed that the infant who died at a property in the Carmarthenshire village of Pontyberem this morning was a baby girl aged six days old.
– Chief Inspector Ieuan Mathews, Dyfed Powys Police
We are investigating the sudden death of a baby at a property in New Road, Pontyberem.
The baby girl was just six days old.
We were called by the Welsh Ambulance NHS Trust just before 8.30am this morning, and the baby was taken by heli-med to the Heath Hospital. Sadly she was later pronounced dead at University of Wales Hospital in Cardiff.
Our sympathies are with the family at this tragic time and we have specialist officers who are supporting them. All I would ask is that you give them time and space to grieve.
As far as our enquiries are concerned, the investigation is still at an early stage.
The Welsh Ambulance Service has confirmed it attended a property in Pontyberem this morning.
– Welsh Ambulance service spokesperson
We were called at 8.26am today to a medical emergency at a property in Pontyberem.
We sent a paramedic in a rapid response vehicle, an emergency ambulance and the Helimed helicopter to the scene, and a baby was airlifted to the University Hospital of Wales.
The chairman of Pontyberem Community Council has spoken out following the sudden death of a baby in the village this morning.
– Alan Lewis, chairman of Pontyberem Community Council
It is a huge shock for the particular community. Our thoughts go to the family involved, obviously.
From what I understand, the police are still continuing their investigations and the area is cordoned off.
Mr Lewis described Pontyberem as an "ex-mining community village" with a population of 2,500 - 3,000.
Police have cordoned off New Road in the Carmarthenshire village of Pontyberem after the death of a baby this morning.
A family Alaskan Malamute dog has been seized as part of the investigation.
Police have told ITV News the dog seized following the sudden death of a baby in Carmarthenshire, south-west Wales is an Alaskan Malamute.
Police investigating the sudden death of a baby in Carmarthenshire say the family dog has been seized as part of inquiries.
A spokesperson for Dyfed Powys Police said: "Inquiries are ongoing. Further updates will be made available as appropriate."
An investigation is underway following the sudden death of a baby at a property in the village of Pontyberem, Carmarthenshire.
– Dyfed Powys Police statement
A police investigation is underway following the sudden death of an infant at a property in Pontyberem.
Inquiries are still at an early stage with the call being received shortly before 8.30am.
Further updates will be made available as appropriate.