‘People can’t sleep’: Rhondda valley flood leaves climate fear in its wake

‘People can’t sleep’: Rhondda valley flood leaves climate fear in its wake

Many in south Wales are still suffering from havoc of last year – and say not enough is being done to prevent a repeat

In February last year, Storm Dennis wreaked havoc in the Rhondda valley, causing flooding in hundreds of homes and businesses, leaving landslips, ruined roads, smashed bridges and broken hearts in its wake.

Eighteen months on, many people in this close-knit corner of south Wales continue to suffer. “I still have nightmares about the river rising again,” said Katie Whelan, whose end-of-terrace house in the village of Ynyshir, near Pontypridd, was flooded.

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