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Dozens of Sheep Stranded by Storm Christoph Floodwater Rescued in Welsh Village

Fire crews rescued 46 sheep stranded by floodwater in the village of Llanfoist, Wales, on Wednesday, January 20, as Storm Christoph hit the UK with torrential rain and snow.

Footage shared by the South Wales Fire and Rescue Service shows a flock of sheep on a grassy patch surrounded by floodwater.

“If you live near the River Usk, in Llanfoist – ‘ewe’ may have ‘herd’ our fire engines attending an incident earlier today involving the rescue of 46 sheep from floodwater,” officials joked on Facebook.

“Crews from Gorsaf Dân ac Achub Y Fenni / Abergavenny Fire and Rescue Station and Ebbw Vale were able to rescue all sheep safely, so we thought we’d ‘shear’ this video with you!” the South Wales Fire and Rescue Service continued.

Multiple flood alerts were in effect in the region, and the storm caused delays and closures of several roads, according to local news reports.

The Met Office expected an increased chance of flooding and snow in the north of the UK on Wednesday evening. A yellow weather warning was also issued in areas of England and Wales as rain, snow, and ice was expected until Thursday. Credit: South Wales Fire and Rescue Service via Storyful