Flooding and high winds

Winds of up to 70mph were reported in parts of Wales last night.

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Family escape unhurt after tree falls on house

A family from Mountain Ash have escaped unhurt after a tree landed on their house as high winds battered Wales.

The 60ft oak came crashing through the family's conservatory in the early hours of Monday morning.

It was one of a many incidents to hit Wales over the past 48 hours as homes were left damaged and without electricity.

Tredegar in Blaenau Gwent saw 46mm of rainfall in just a few hours while winds of up to 71mph hit Mumbles in West Wales.

5,000 Welsh homes without power

Western Power Distribution says that five thousand homes in South East Wales are without electricity because of the bad weather.

They say that properties in Swansea, Cardiff and the Valleys are worst affected.

The high number of incidents due to strong winds and heavy rain mean that they are working at ten times their usual rate.

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