VOLUNTEERS from BARB Search and Rescue were sent to Wales to help after severe flooding caused by Storm Dennis.

On Sunday (February 16) BARB's flood rescue team was called to Newport, South Wales, to provide support as part of Surf Life Saving GB after South Wales Police declared a major incident.

The crew worked with police and fire and rescue officers in Newport to help people affected by flooding and landslides.

On Sunday a spokesperson for South Wales Police, said: "Emergency Services are continuing to deal with incidents linked to the adverse weather conditions overnight and throughout today across south Wales.

"Police and fire and rescue officers, and many more skilled workers from a raft of partner organisations, have been and will continue to work together to ensure the safety of those directly affected by flooding and landslides.

"Hundreds of houses have been checked and searched by fire and rescue officers, and hundreds of people have been rescued from their homes.

"They have been looked after at one of seven rescue centres which have been set up by local authorities across Rhondda Cynon Taf and Merthyr Tydfil.

"The most severe impact was upon Rhondda Cynon Taff, and more specifically the Taff valley, which experienced multiple floods and landslides.

"Water levels are subsiding, but we continue to liaise with organisations such as the Met Office and Natural Resources Wales to monitor the ongoing situation.

"Public warnings and alerts remain in place - whilst the situation across the region shows signs of improvement, there is no room for complacency, so any road closures and safety advice must be adhered to and respected."