A factory in Wales that puts the Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid vaccine in phials experienced "mild flooding" on Wednesday, but the factory is now operating as normal.
On Wednesday flooding hit many parts of Wales, including Wrexham, North Wales, after Storm Christoph battered parts of the country.
The plant, that has widely reported to have been flooded in Wrexham, is a fill and finish plant that takes the produced vaccine and is able to produce 300 million ready-to-use doses per year. But it is located on an industrial estate close to the River Dee. On Wednesday the river is said to have reached its highest level ever recorded.
Leader of Wrexham Council, Mark Pritchard, said emergency work had been carried out on the Wrexham Industrial Estate to make sure supplies of the Oxford University-AstraZeneca vaccine were not damaged.
He told BBC Radio Wales: “We had an incident at Wrexham Industrial Estate, the Oxford vaccination is produced there and the warehouse where it is stored, obviously I can’t tell you where it is, but we had to work in partnership to make sure we didn’t lose the vaccinations in the floods.”
He said: "I've been up all night it's a very difficult time for us."
Back in December WalesOnline told the story of the unassuming warehouse where millions of coronavirus vaccines are being made to distribute across the UK. Prime Minister Boris Johnson visited the site back in November and he said the lab could provide "salvation for humanity". You can read more about that here.
When asked about the reports of flooding at the site on Thursday, a spokeswoman for Wockhardt UK, said: "Last night at approximately 1600 hours Wockhardt UK experienced mild flooding, resulting in excess water surrounding part of the buildings across site.
"All necessary precautions were taken meaning no disruption to manufacturing or inlet of water into buildings.
"The site is now secure and free from any further flood damage and operating as normal."
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Stuart Millington, Senior Training and Development Manager at North Wales Fire Service added: “We have not been called to attend any flooding related incidents on the Wrexham Industrial Estate.
"Following media enquiries we sent an officer to the area to confirm that there are no flooding issues, and he has confirmed this to be the case.”
Hundreds of people were told to leave their homes overnight as Storm Christoph caused widespread flooding across Wales and other parts of the UK.
People were also asked to leave their homes in parts of Ruthin and Bangor on Dee in north Wales, and there are concerns that river levels are going to continue to rise. See the full list of roads closed and flood warnings in place here in Wales in this story.
In England, 2,000 properties in the East Didsbury, West Didsbury and Northenden areas of Greater Manchester and Maghull in Merseyside were evacuated.
It comes as heavy rain and snow continued to fall across England and Wales, with many rivers at "dangerously high levels".
In Wales, there is a severe flood warning in the Bangor on Dee area, and Natural Resources Wales 35 flood warnings and 47 flood alerts in place.