The young mom loses everything to Storm Dennis after being evacuated from home at 5 am

A young mom has been unable to save anything since she and her daughter fled their flooded home in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Chrystelle Taylor was woken up at 4.45 on Sunday while her basement was flooded.

The river Taff had blown up its banks and the city of the well of Taff was flooded.

Chrystelle and her two-year-old daughter Taomi fled and stayed with friends while recovering from the shock.

Chrystelle and her daughter Taomi had to be rescued in the early hours of Sunday
Chrystelle and her daughter Taomi had to be rescued in the early hours of Sunday

The 21-year-old is completely shocked at losing her home, but claims to have received support from friends and relatives and a Justgiving page created to help people in the city hit by the flood has already raised £ 1,000 of her £ 5,000 goal.

Chrystelle said, “It was the scariest alarm clock I have ever received. I lived there two and a half years and we had mild floods in the area, but nothing like it I witnessed today.

“Fortunately I was able to escape through my mom’s house. I live in a basement apartment that has only one way out and one way out. If my mom wasn’t my neighbor I would have been trapped

“We had to leave the house with absolutely nothing. All we have are clothes on our backs.

“But the support we’ve had has been amazing. I spent the day on my neighbor’s couch shocked and shocked by what happened this morning and what’s coming.”

Firefighters bring the children to safety after evacuating the properties in Nantgarw
Firefighters bring the children to safety after evacuating the properties in Nantgarw


They are only two of hundreds of people who were rescued from their homes in South Wales on Sunday.

About 100 people were rescued from their flooded houses in the village of Nantgarw and relief efforts were also made in Crickhowell and Pontypridd.

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Breaking news about Storm Dennis

The police declared “a serious accident” due to bad weather, with landslides occurring in the valleys.

The Met Office said more than 160mm of rain fell in parts of South Wales over a 48-hour period.

The forecast is that the rain will clear on Sunday afternoon to leave the sun and scattered showers.

It will remain windy at night with heavy thunderstorms in some places and Monday will be a day of scattered showers interspersed with bright or sunny spells.

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