With driving out of the question and train services badly disrupted one man found a novel way to take advantage of the Storm Dennis flooding after going for a paddle down the street.

Surreal footage shows the moment Marc Davidson and friend Ben went for an adventure in a canoe down Main Avenue in Treforest on Sunday.

This weekend Wales was hit by more than a month's rain in 48 hours with 91mph gusts recorded during Storm Dennis.

Flooding caused by the weather prompted South Wales Police to declare a "major incident" as houses were flooded and railway lines and roads were cut off by rising river levels. You can follow our live updates on the incident here.

But none of that deterred 34-year-old Marc from taking advantage of the unique circumstances.

Marc said it was like a zombie apocalypse
The pair saw emergency services evacuating residents

The Caerphilly resident said: "My friend suggested it and I just went along with it. It's not often the River Taff breaks its banks.

"It was really weird, it was like a ghost town. It felt like a zombie apocalypse."

A family are evacuated by the fire service in Nantgarw
People being rescued from Egypt Street, Treforest

On Sunday morning people were rescued from their homes in boats in Treforest following heavy rainfall and rising water levels overnight.

People in Egypt Street were seen being rescued by emergency services.

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Marc said: "The emergency services were there with inflatable boats evacuating people their homes.

"The cars were all soaking. All their windows were open and all the alarms were going off.

"My daughter lives in Pontypridd and we were assessing what it was like to take my daughter home.

"On the way we thought what it would be like in a canoe. We do a little bit of canoeing in the summer but I have never been in the winter."