Prince Charles visits Wales after flooding

The Prince of Wales was praised today for his "morale boosting" visit to victims of last month's devastating floods in St Asaph.

The Prince of Wales talks with flood victim Jenny Jones
The Prince of Wales talks with flood victim Jenny Jones Credit: Ian Vogler/Daily Mirror/PA Wire

The tiny city, in Denbighshire, North Wales, was inundated last Tuesday when the River Elwy burst over flood defences following days of persistent rain which brought pockets of the country, south west England and the Midlands to its knees.

The Prince of Wales walks with flooded home owner Martin Jones
The Prince of Wales walks with flooded home owner Martin Jones Credit: Ian Vogler/Daily Mirror/PA Wire

Hundreds of properties were affected and many families have been forced out of their homes with little over three weeks until Christmas Day.Charles offered his support to victims and thanked members of the emergency services for their help and hard work.

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Risk of floods as rivers swell

Swollen rivers are still at risk of flooding over the next few days, the Environment Agency has said, as icy temperatures take hold of the UK. The rivers Thames, Trent and Severn remain at very high levels despite the improving weather.