15 rescued as caravan park floods in Wales

Roshina Jowaheer
15 rescued as caravan park floods in Wales
15 rescued as caravan park floods in Wales

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Fifteen people had to be rescued and 40 caravans were moved when a caravan park in Carmarthenshire flooded yesterday evening.

The BBC reports that nine adults and six children were saved following the flood at the Pendine Caravan Park, when 60 caravans were surrounded by water at around 5pm on Sunday.

Mid and West Wales fire and rescue service used a boat as part of the operation.

The 40 caravans were moved by the park owners and everyone involved had to be rehoused in other caravans on higher ground.

Craig Thomas, the station manager from Mid and West Wales, told the BBC that the flood water varied from a few inches to a couple of feet deep.

He said: 'The caravan owners had been very pro-active and evacuated about 40 people to higher ground.'

'A couple of caravans had families which needed rescuing, and nine adults and six children were rescued from four or five caravans using our swift water rescue team and boat crews from Carmarthenshire fire station.'

This is South Wales
reports that crews were expected to assess the damage this morning.

Following the weekend's heavy rain, one flood warning remains in Carmarthenshire at River Hydfron, Llanddowror.

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