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100 sheep ‘washed away’ as Storm Callum takes its toll

Dyfed Powys Police issued an appeal on Saturday (October 13) after the sheep were seen stranded from the farm in Pontargothi, Carmarthenshire.

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100 sheep ‘washed away’ as Storm Callum takes its toll

More than 100 sheep have been washed away by the severe flash flooding over the weekend.

 

Dyfed Powys Police issued an appeal on Saturday (October 13) after the sheep were seen stranded from the farm in Pontargothi, Carmarthenshire, as the wrath of Storm Callum took its toll.

 

It urged anyone who has seen any of the stock - or has any information - to contact Police on 101.

 

 

Elsewhere in the country, Herefordshire farmer Ally Hunter Blair took to social media to share a video of thousands of apples floating down the river.

 

He said about nine-hectares of his own oilseed rape and four-hectares of wheat were underwater.


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Writing on twitter, he warned if the water failed to drain quickly enough the farm could have to feed the sheep winter cover crops ‘earlier than planned’.

 

 

Rebecca Davidson, rural insurance specialist at NFU Mutual, said although weather warnings had been issued well in advance, flooding had been particularly severe across many parts of South Wales.

 

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She said: “In those areas our agents were on hand to provide immediate support and they have been working with our claims teams and loss adjusters throughout the weekend, helping farmers to deal with the clear up and drying of flooded buildings.

“Farming communities really pull together, helping others when weather strikes and we automatically provide insurance cover to tractor drivers that help to rescue stranded vehicles.”

 

For updates and further information on storm and flood precautions, go to: www.nfumutual.co.uk or @nfum

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