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Hundreds evacuated as River Elwy bursts its banks in St Asaph

Hundreds evacuated as River Elwy bursts its banks in St Asaph
01/23
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LtoR: Courtney Cox and Daniel Roberts help 9yr old Skye Thomas to take refuge in a shopping trolley outside the Co-Op in Lower Denbigh Road, St Asaph.
Hundreds evacuated as River Elwy bursts its banks in St Asaph
02/23
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RNLI rescue two residents from Dean's Walk in St Asaph.
Hundreds evacuated as River Elwy bursts its banks in St Asaph
03/23
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Hundreds evacuated as rivers in North Wales burst their banks.
Hundreds evacuated as River Elwy bursts its banks in St Asaph
04/23
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Houses in Is Tefyn experienced the worst of the floods.
Hundreds evacuated as River Elwy bursts its banks in St Asaph
05/23
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Hundreds evacuated as rivers in North Wales burst their banks.
Hundreds evacuated as River Elwy bursts its banks in St Asaph
06/23
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Hundreds evacuated as rivers in North Wales burst their banks.
Hundreds evacuated as River Elwy bursts its banks in St Asaph
07/23
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Lifeboatmen rescue two residents from Dean's Walk in St Asaph.
Hundreds evacuated as River Elwy bursts its banks in St Asaph
08/23
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Hundreds evacuated as rivers in North Wales burst their banks. A farm next to the River Elwy is cut off by the rising flood water.
Hundreds evacuated as River Elwy bursts its banks in St Asaph
09/23
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Lifeboatmen rescue two residents from Dean's Walk in St Asaph.
Hundreds evacuated as River Elwy bursts its banks in St Asaph
10/23
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Lifeboatmen rescue two residents from Dean's Walk in St Asaph.
Hundreds evacuated as River Elwy bursts its banks in St Asaph
11/23
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Barbara Pach who has lived in the same street for 36 years said she had never seen anything like the flood before. "The council men came in the in the middle of the night and put sandbags down but the police came and took them away," she said.
Hundreds evacuated as River Elwy bursts its banks in St Asaph
12/23
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Lower Denbigh Road in St Asaph runs parallel to the River Elwy and experienced the worst of the floods.
Hundreds evacuated as River Elwy bursts its banks in St Asaph
13/23
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Llys Y Felin facing the camera and Tai'r Felin to the right where the body of an elderly lady was recovered from a flooded flat.
Hundreds evacuated as River Elwy bursts its banks in St Asaph
14/23
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Hundreds evacuated as rivers in North Wales burst their banks.
Hundreds evacuated as River Elwy bursts its banks in St Asaph
15/23
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Three people are forced to walk on a wall to escape the flood.
Hundreds evacuated as River Elwy bursts its banks in St Asaph
16/23
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A water emergency team prepare to evacuate residents in lower St Asaph.
Hundreds evacuated as River Elwy bursts its banks in St Asaph
17/23
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Terraced houses in Llwyn Elwy off Lower Denbigh Road are badly affected by the floods.
Hundreds evacuated as River Elwy bursts its banks in St Asaph
18/23
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Courtney Cox said she thought the Co-Op in Lower Denbigh Road would be open but said "When I looked through the window there was food and drinks floating everywhere.".
Hundreds evacuated as River Elwy bursts its banks in St Asaph
19/23
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LtoR: Daniel Roberts and Courtney Cox help 9yr old Skye Thomas take refuge in a Co-Op shopping trolley.
Hundreds evacuated as River Elwy bursts its banks in St Asaph
20/23
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LtoR: Daniel Roberts and Courtney Cox help 9yr old Skye Thomas take refuge in a Co-Op shopping trolley.
Hundreds evacuated as River Elwy bursts its banks in St Asaph
21/23
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Skye Thomas, aged 9, takes refuge in a Co-Op shopping trolley.
Hundreds evacuated as River Elwy bursts its banks in St Asaph
22/23
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Skye Thomas, aged 9, takes refuge in a Co-Op shopping trolley on Lower Denbigh Road.
Hundreds evacuated as River Elwy bursts its banks in St Asaph
23/23
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LtoR: Courtney Cox, Skye Thomas aged 9 and Daniel Roberts outside the Co-Op in Lower Denbigh Road, St Asaph.
  • Hundreds evacuated as River Elwy bursts its banks in St Asaph
  • Hundreds evacuated as River Elwy bursts its banks in St Asaph
  • Hundreds evacuated as River Elwy bursts its banks in St Asaph
  • Hundreds evacuated as River Elwy bursts its banks in St Asaph
  • Hundreds evacuated as River Elwy bursts its banks in St Asaph
  • Hundreds evacuated as River Elwy bursts its banks in St Asaph
  • Hundreds evacuated as River Elwy bursts its banks in St Asaph
  • Hundreds evacuated as River Elwy bursts its banks in St Asaph
  • Hundreds evacuated as River Elwy bursts its banks in St Asaph
  • Hundreds evacuated as River Elwy bursts its banks in St Asaph
  • Hundreds evacuated as River Elwy bursts its banks in St Asaph
  • Hundreds evacuated as River Elwy bursts its banks in St Asaph
  • Hundreds evacuated as River Elwy bursts its banks in St Asaph
  • Hundreds evacuated as River Elwy bursts its banks in St Asaph
  • Hundreds evacuated as River Elwy bursts its banks in St Asaph
  • Hundreds evacuated as River Elwy bursts its banks in St Asaph
  • Hundreds evacuated as River Elwy bursts its banks in St Asaph
  • Hundreds evacuated as River Elwy bursts its banks in St Asaph
  • Hundreds evacuated as River Elwy bursts its banks in St Asaph
  • Hundreds evacuated as River Elwy bursts its banks in St Asaph
  • Hundreds evacuated as River Elwy bursts its banks in St Asaph
  • Hundreds evacuated as River Elwy bursts its banks in St Asaph
  • Hundreds evacuated as River Elwy bursts its banks in St Asaph

Hundreds of people in St Aspah were evacuated from their homes as the River Elwy burst its banks. Rescue teams including the RNLI used rubber dinghies to ferry people from their homes to a community centre set up as an emergency refuge.

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