Two weeks on and communities across South Wales are still feeling the devastation ofStorm Dennis.
Carla Joyce saw her and her mum's home destroyed when flood water hit in the middle of the night. She says it's been a devastating time.
"The sofa's were floating and then if you go into the kitchen the kitchen has been ripped off the walls."
"So this has been like this for two weeks now since Sunday, the insurance has told us to leave it as it is and they'll come and empty it for us. It's devastating when you come back to it, the insurance I've been left with as mum's in hospital. She's not great after all this. It's just keeping on to them every day."
This was the reality for many homes on Egypt Street in Pontypridd after storm Dennis struck, but in the wake of the destruction, there have been plenty of displays of community spirit with volunteers rallying round to help rebuild lives.
This includes the young people who have come to the UK on missionary work. The group have travelled from all over to spend the last fortnight clearing up for flood victims, including America, New Zealand and the Philippines.
One of the volunteers said their help has been well received in the community.
"The first day when we came in we went to help an elderly lady and we just walked in and she had lost everything and she didn't have any insurance to cover it so the more volunteers that came in the better and I and a couple of the missionaries went in and were able just to clear everything out from the bottom levels and she was so grateful she just hugged us and shook our hands."
Gavin has taken two weeks off work to help the community and has worked closely with the young volunteers.
"Anything you ask of them they've just been willing to muck in. I've picked up my crew, I have a team of about five, I've picked them up every morning at 8 o'clock they're always ready to go they're always willing to help and always looking for more to do. They are awe inspiring, they really are amazing young people. I've never met 19, 20 year old people like it in my life."