DYFED-Powys Police is urging people not to put themselves at risk as they deal with the fallout of Storm Callum.

Torrential rain and high winds have caused chaos throughout the Cardigan area, with homes and businesses around Newcastle Emlyn, Cenarth, Llandysul and Llechryd flooded and roads closed due to flood water as the River Teifi burst its banks.

Llechryd bridge has disappeared under the torrent of water, while the road into Cenarth from Abercych is under several feet of water.

The road to Lampeter from Newcastle Emlyn has been closed by the bridge over the Teifi, where the river has burst its banks. The main road through Newcastle Emlyn is also under water.

Llandysul bridge has also been closed and the A484 at Cwmduad is closed by a landslip. Fallen trees and other debris on the roads is also causing the emergency services problems.

At 8pm, the bridges over the Teifi at both Newcastle Emlyn and Cenarth were closed over safety concerns following extensive flooding.

The 460 bus service from Carmathenshire into Ceredigion has been suspended.

People are being asked to stay indoors except for essential travel, such as a medical emergency or to assist a vulnerable person. In particular, people are urged not observe floods as they may get in to difficulty.

If you do have to travel, read the road and drive carefully – braking distances increase in rain . Never risk driving through flood water.

While demand for police services is high, help them make the most of their resources and ensure the right calls get through. Consider your options before making contact - in some cases other organisations are better placed to help you.

If a tree or power/telephone line is down only call police if there is a significant risk to others or there has been a collision and someone is injured - in this case call 999. If there is no danger, report it to your local council.