Nine flood alerts remain in place across Breconshire and Radnorshire as the Met Office’s yellow weather warning for Storm Franklin comes to an end.

It has been a wet few days for Powys, along with the rest of the UK, as it has been battered by three consecutive storms - Storm Dudley, Storm Eunice and Storm Franklin.

Many areas around Powys have been impacted by flood and fallen trees - including Crickhowell, Builth Wells and Brecon.

While roads have re-opened, flood alerts from Natural Resources Wales remains in place for the river Usk at Crickhowell Brecon, Trecastle, Sennybrdige, along the A470 at Libanus, and the Black Mountain.

There is also alerts in place for the river Wye at Talgarth, Hay-on-Wye, Boughrood and The Black Mountains as well as their surrounding areas.

Other alerts for the Wye are in place for Builth Wells, Llandrindod Wells, Rhayader, Llangammach Wells and the Elan Valley, while the River Lugg has alerts in place at Radnor Forest and Presteigne.

The flood alerts stretch up to the top of the county with the Upper Severn causing floor alerts for Newtown and Llanidloes as well as to the West as Llandovery and Cynghordy are covered by an alert for Rivers Bran and Gwydderig.

Flood alerts for Powys 21/02/2022
Flood alerts for Powys 21/02/2022 (Natural Resources Wales screenshot)

Yesterday evening - Sunday, February 20 - saw flooding down the Promenade in Brecon, as well as the road from The Street to Bishop’s Meadow.

It is understood that Llangynidr was almost completely cut off during Storm Franklin as the bridge over the river Usk flooded as well as the road between Talybont-on-Usk and the village.

The road between Crickhowell and Llangynidor was also blocked due to a fallen tree leaving those needing to travel with the only option of braving the B4560 mountain road to travel from the village.

Builth Wells experienced flooding near the entrance to the Groe carpark, along the A483, near its famous bull statue which is understood to have made the road difficult to pass for motorists.

The A470 near the town was also struck with deep water, meanwhile the Wye came close to record levels - according to Powys County Council’s Highways, Transport and Recycling Service - causing the river to burst its banks in Llanelwedd as well as Builth.

The whole county experienced treacherous driving conditions as well as fallen trees and missing roof tiles and guttering at the hands of the adverse weather.

Transport was halted and businesses closed their doors as residents were advised to stay safe at home.

The Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service (MAWWFRS) has worked tirelessly to help communities which have been struck by strong winds and heavy rain

From pumping flood water to making streets safe from fallen debris - such as at Castle Street in Brecon when roof tiles littered the floor on Friday, February 18, during Storm Eunice.

During a 24-hour-period between yesterday at 7am - Sunday, February 20 - and this morning [Monday, February 21], the Joint Fire Control received 100 calls of flooding within the MAWWFRS area, with the majority of the incidents in Powys.

Outside of Brecon and Radnorshire, firefighters rescued residents in Llandinam as well as people from vehicles near Welshpool.

Area Manager Peter Greenslade, Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service said “This weekend has been a very busy one for our staff at Joint Fire Control and our operational crews, who have attended a high number of incidents involving dangerous structures and flooding caused by Storm Eunice and Storm Franklin.

“I would like to say a big thank you to our staff at the Joint Fire Control and to our firefighters, who have worked tirelessly and professionally, in adverse weather conditions, to protect lives and property within communities across mid and west Wales.”

While there is still some rain and wind predicted for the coming week, there are no further weather warnings in place from the Met Office.