Fresh flooding hits Pentre as Wales is lashed by more heavy rain

Further flooding has hit Pentre in the Rhondda Valley following continued heavy rain across Wales.

Rhondda MP Chris Bryant shared a video from Pleasant Street showing floodwaters creeping up towards people's front doors.

"Further flooding in Pentre. It’s enough to break people’s hearts", Mr Bryant said in a Tweet.

Rhondda AM Leanne Wood has also shared photographs of the scene, adding: "The poor people in Pleasant Street in Pentre are getting it again. Awful".

One local resident told ITV Wales to see the floods return was "unbelievable" and "absolutely gutting."

Another said in eight years of living in her home on Pleasant Street, it's never flooded before - but now it's been hit twice in the space of five days.

"We've been here eight years and we've never seen any floods here before... it's quite devastating", she said.

Work is continuing to prevent further damage to people's homes

A yellow warning for rain is in force until 14:00 GMT on Thursday, with a warning that a month's worth of rain could fall in north Wales in the space of 24 hours.

It comes after Storm Ciara and Storm Dennis wreaked havoc on communities across Wales, causing widespread flooding and resulting in hundreds of homes being evacuated.

On Sunday, South Wales Police declared a major incident after Storm Dennis caused vast areas of the south Wales valleys to flood, including Pentre.

Sunday's floods prompted South Wales Police to declare a 'major incident' Credit: Huw Evans Images

On Wednesday, the Welsh Government held an emergency summit with key frontline services, councils and business leaders to assess the extent of the damage across Wales and coordinate the response.

The First Minister Mark Drakeford said up to £10 million in emergency funding will be made available to those affected by the recent flooding in Wales.

Mr Drakeford said the fund is intended to "ease pressure on those without insurance, help rebuild homes and lives, and help get communities and businesses up and running as quickly as possible".