Bridgend clean-up after floods

The clean-up is underway in the Brackla area of Bridgend after flash-flooding yesterday forced nine people out of their homes.

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Nine people rescued after Bridgend flooding

At 08.09 today, South Wales Fire and Rescue Service were called to a flooding incident at Coychurch Road, Brackla, Bridgend.

Crews from New Inn, Cowbridge and Bridgend Station have been at the scene of the incident working with specialist high volume pumps to remove flood water and assist in the rescue of seven adults and two children.

Crews will be remaining on scene for the foreseeable to continue to reduce the flooded area.

– Paul Mason, Group Manager, South Wales Fire and Rescue Service

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Warning of winter flooding

The incident has come as the Environment Agency and Met Office warn of a higher risk of flooding this autumn and winter, even after only brief periods of rain, because of the wet summer that Wales has experienced.

Rivers are full, the ground is saturated and ground waters very high in some areas, after the wettest April to June on record, and further rainfall in July, September and October.

The Environment Agency says there are 357,000 properties at risk of flooding from in Wales.

Woman rescued from home after flooding

A number of people have been asked to leave their homes in Brackla due to localised flooding. One woman has told us she's 'devastated' after being trapped inside, and having to be rescued by the fire service. She's been told she will be without electricity for a few weeks.

The fire service is on the scene pumping out water in Brackla Credit: David Wood / ITV News Wales

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