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33 Flood Warnings issued for Wales :

Conwy Valley flooded again:

The flooded fields of the Conwy Valley below Llanrwst

The floods continued in North Wales especially in the Conwy Valley. After yesterdays floods there was no respite. The rain bucketed down all day and the river rose hour after hour till the inevitable happened and the water flooded into the properties in Llanrwst once again. The village of Trefriw across the river from Llanrwst was once more severely flooded. The water comes down from the mountains and floods through the rear of the houses, or it can rise with the river level and flood through the front doors....there is no escape.

The A470 in the Lledr Valley below Dolwyddelan

By mid afternoon the A470 road near to Betws y Coed was closed when the Conwy overflowed its bank near the Fairy Glen at the entrance to the Lledr Valley. Cars struggled through several feet of water until it became too deep even for 4 Wheel Drive vehicles. A school bus driver deliberated and then wisely turned back.



South Wales :

Residents of Pontardawe in Neath Port Talbot, South Wales escape with their lives after a huge flood of water smashes into their houses.

A flash flood sent a wall of water and tons of rubble and mud smashing into and damaging houses. Residents were forced to run for their lives as water six feet deep flooded the houses. One family reported that they were lucky to escape upstairs before the water flooded the ground floor, other homeowners were in shock as they realised that all their belongings were destroyed.

Here are a few pictures of the North Wales floods :

The torrential Afon Lledr at Pont y Pant, Dolwyddelan
The Conwy River near Betws y Coed.
The torrential Afon Lledr at Pont y Pant, Dolwyddelan

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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