– Paul Mason, Group Manager, South Wales Fire and Rescue Service
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.
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.
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.
South Wales Fire and Rescue Service say ten ground-floor flats have been flooded, with around 20 people affected, in Brackla in Bridgend. Two fire trucks were called out to Coychurch Road at around 8am this morning.