Posted: Thu 13th Aug 2020

Updated: Thu 13th Aug

Fire service called to multiple incidents last night after Wrexham was hit by thunderstorms and flash flooding for people living in or visiting the wrexham area

North Wales Fire and Rescue Service were called to multiple flooding incidents across Wrexham last night as the area was hit by storms and heavy rain that lasted for hours.

An amber weather warning was issued for Wrexham yesterday evening, with conditions deteriorating soon afterwards.

The area experienced thunder and lightning for several hours, with torrential rain and hail also causing issues across the county borough.

A spokesperson for the fire service confirmed they’d been called to multiple reports of flooding in the area between 7pm and 9pm.

Callouts included to Ruabon, Plas Madoc and Acrefair.

The fire service were also called to an incident in Sunny View, Gwersyllt after reports that lightning struck an address in the area.

The frightening incident was caught on camera in a video sent to by Donna.

It was later confirmed that the property had sustained “minor damage” and that no one was injured.

Staff at Plas Madoc have opened the leisure centre this morning to the “devastating news” that the gym and several other areas in the building had flooded during last night’s storm.

The area had been cleaned and prepared for its re-opening on Monday, however this is “no longer possible”.

Flooding at Plas Madoc gym – Photo Plas Madoc Leisure Centre Facebook

In a statement, staff at the centre said: “We are now considering options for how we handle the clean up and reopening of this area and will update our users as we know more.

“The pool will remain open as normal.”

Further storms are forecast in Wrexham later on today as the hot weather conditions start to come to and end.

A yellow warning from the Met Office for thunder and lightning remains in place until Monday.

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