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A village in Gwynedd narrowly spared the worst effects of flood water has been trying to return to some kind of normality today. When the dam wall of a quarry lake began to breach, residents were told to leave their homes. Our Correspondent Carole Green reports from Pennal.
Shem ap Geraint, who lives in Pennal in Gwynedd, tells us that - when the emergency services began to evacuate the village - "it took a while to set in that there was a real threat".
Linda and John Jones returned home late last night, after their village - Pennal in Gwynedd - was evacuated over fears that water from a nearby quarry would flood it. She describes their relief that their home was spared the fate of many devastated by flood water 20 miles south in Ceredigion.
North Wales Fire and Rescue Service say that evacuated residents have been told it's safe for them to return to the village of Pennal, in Gwynedd, as the level of risk from a breached dam has been "satisfactorily reduced."
A measured slow release of water has happened, to reduce the water to a safe level. A trench has now been created which will allow water to dissipate.
A controlled release of water from the dam blockage above the village of Pennal has taken place, and is ongoing, to reduce water levels. North Wales Police say they're "hopeful" that people can return to their homes tonight.
Residents from around 100 households have been asked to evacuate their homes this afternoon, and most of them have done so. Around a dozen have congregated in a nearby leisure centre.
Residents in Pennal have been told - but not forced - to leave their homes behind.
Gwyn Jones, from North Wales Fire and Rescue Service, says that civil engineers inspecting the dam believe that a severe breach is "not imminent." However, evacuation is being undertaken to ensure public safety.
North Wales Fire and Rescue Service says engineers are assessing the reservoir dam wall. Police are advising all residents in Pennal to leave their homes, but only a small number are doing so.
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Hundreds of people from the village of Pennal were evacuated due to a dam nearby being breached.