New Quay flash flooding after heavy showers

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Residents in New Quay describe flash flooding following heavy rain as like a "river running down the street"

Flash flooding has been reported across mid and west Wales following heavy showers.

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service said crews had been called to 12 incidents in Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion on Friday morning.

In New Quay, water could be seen rushing down the road towards the seafront where it collected in large pools.

It followed an intense band of heavy showers which is set to move south.

Three flood warnings - meaning flooding is possible - remain in place in areas close to rivers across south west Wales.

Natural Resources Wales said areas near the River Taf, Cynin, and Teifi were at risk of flooding.

While the heavy rain has passed, river levels are expected to peak by about 20:00 BST and NRW said the flood alert would remain in place until water levels had fallen overnight.

In Talsarn, Ceredigion, Jamie Isherwood said water had flooded in a "torrent" towards the mechanics he works at.

He added: "By the time I had gone inside and put my overalls on and my boots it was a torrent that was coming all the way down the road.

"Within 20 minutes where we are standing was nearly a foot deep in water and one of the boys had to knock the retaining wall down the back down so it could drain the water away. It was just mad."

Image source, Jamie Isherwood
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Flooding in Talsarn, Ceredigion
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Flash flooding in Ceredigion saw water rush down the road towards the sea front
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The road was damaged in New Quay after a drain over flowed