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Man dies in landslide in Carmarthenshire, as aftermath of Storm Callum continues

Corey Sharpling died after a landslide on the A484 at Cwmduad Credit: Family photo

A man has died after a landslide in Carmarthenshire.

Dyfed-Powys Police were called to the A484 at Cwmduad yesterday evening and say the man's family has been informed. The road is closed. Police are warning people only to travel if essential.

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Aberdulais is among the areas affected. Credit: Michael Bolton

Flooding and falling trees have seen major disruption to rail services with Arriva Trains Wales advising passengers not to travel.

Police have asked people to avoid the Carmarthen town area due to the high water level. The River Towy area is flooded and all roads in that vicinity are closed.

Credit: Tristram Davies

Horses had to be rescued from fields in Monmouthshire as flood water submerged farmland. Dramatic footage of the horse being swum to safety in the village of Gilwern shows the depth of flood waters.

Gareth Silcox waded in to save his horses and both the animals and rescuers were brought to safety.

Video credit: Becky Earding

According to the one of the rescuers, the animal had to be cut out as it was trapped behind a wire fence.

There are currently 33 flood warnings in place across south Wales with a further 36 flood alerts and this is expected to rise.

An amber warning for rain remains in place in much of south Wales until 6pm, with further flooding and power cuts likely.

A yellow weather warning covers much of the rest of Wales.

Credit: Met office

Among the worst affected areas have been Aberdulais, near Neath, where residents were advised to leave their homes due to the high level of the River Neath.

Video credit: Michael Bolton

Libanus in the Brecon Beacons recorded 182mm of rain in just 48 hours - well above the monthly total for the area of 169mm.

Video credit: Shy Shutter Media

Flooding at Glenboi, Mountain Ash where people are being advised to avoid travelling unless Credit: RTC Council
Cardiff's Parkrun was cancelled after the Taff Trail flooded Credit: Anita Harris

Natural Resources Wales is warning people to be alert for more flooding as the heavy rain from Storm Callum could see rivers continuing to rise during the day

NRW teams deploying sandbags in Aberdulais, Neath. Credit: Natural Resources Wales

We have seen a significant amount of rain over the last 24 hours and this will continue today. We have already seen this impact on the roads and we could see more flooding as the rain flows down from the mountains.

Making sure you know what the situation is like where you live is really important. You can check our website or call Floodline on 0345 988 1188 for any Flood Warnings that may be in place and keep an eye on weather reports and local news for details of any disruption in your area.

Our teams are doing all they can to reduce the risk for communities, but if there is flooding we want to make sure people are doing all they can to keep themselves safe.

– Sioned Warrell, NRW duty tactical manager
Talsarn, Ceredigion Credit: Lowri Mair Price

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