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Severe flooding in North Wales :


Three people had to be winched to safety in the Conwy Valley.

The RAF helicopter from Anglesey was called in to rescue 3 people from the rising water near Trefriw, North Wales. In the worst floods in memory several towns and villages were under water. Llanrwst in the Conwy valley, parts of Dolwyddelan, in the Lledr Valley and the village of Beddgelert were suffering from the effects of several days of heavy rain. ( Capel Curig was reported to have had 12 inches of water in the last 2 days  alone.)

Llanrwst appeared to be suffering the worst effects as the combination of the swollen river Conwy and the high tide forced the water down the streets and into the houses in the centre of the town.

Furniture and household goods were ruined by the flood water and the householders can do little but await the insurance assessors.

With more rain forecast and with the ground already saturated the next few days will be very worrying for the residents of the Welsh Valleys.

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