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Power restored after more than a thousand homes left without power yesterday

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Power has been restored after more than a thousand homes across the country were left without power yesterday caused by Storm Brian.

The severe winds which reached more than 70 mph caused flooding, damage to buildings and road closures.

For some it's been the second bout of strong winds of the week, following ex-hurricane Ophelia.

Severe winds causes motorway closures as Storm Brian batters Wales

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Parts of the motorway in south Wales have been closed due to high winds as Storm Brian hits.

Junction 41 to 42 of the M4 has been closed in both directions due to the strong wind gusts.

The Cleddau Bridge in Pembrokeshire has been closed to high-sided vehicles.

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Reports of man falling into stormy sea in Skrinkle turn out to be a 'false alarm with good intent'

Waves were seen battering the coastline in Kilgetty, Pembrokeshire. Credit: Gary Thomas

There's a warning for people to stay safe during the stormy conditions today as Storm Brian sweeps its way across Wales.

South Wales Coastguard received reports this morning that a man had fallen into the sea, however, this turned out to be 'a false alarm with good intent.'

The man was taking pictures of the high waves whilst standing on some rocks at the time but managed to move away from the area.

Wales to play Panama in international friendly

Wales will play 2018 World Cup qualifiers Panama in a friendly international next month.

The Football Association of Wales announced that the fixture will take place on Tuesday, November 14 at Cardiff City Stadium.

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It will follow Wales' friendly clash against France in Paris four days earlier. Wales have never previously played Panama, who booked qualification for Russia next year by recently beating Costa Rica 2-1 to finish third in their CONCACAF group.

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