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Hundreds of people have been forced to leave their homes today as the North Wales coastline was battered by severe weather conditions.
In Rhyl, 400 people have been affected as homes in several streets were flooded. Talacre was evacuated amid fears that waves would breach a sea wall, and two people had to be rescued by Barmouth RNLI crews after their cabin cruiser was swept up on Borthwen Beach.
Other parts of Wales have seen terrible conditions too. Strong winds brought down a 50 tonne tree onto a car on the A470 near Abergavenny, though the two occupants escaped without serious injury.
Meanwhile North Wales Police have urged those forced out of their homes to call a special number, 01492 518 383, to confirm they are safe.
You can also call that number if you are worried about relatives in the area.
North Wales Police have announced that extra patrols will be out tonight policing properties affected by today’s flooding in Kimnel Bay and Rhyl.
Around 400 properties have been affected by a powercut in Rhyl.
North Wales Police are appealing to anyone who has left a flooded property in the Garford Road area of Rhyl to stay with relatives or friends to contact them immediately.
RNLI footage has captured Rhyl residents being helped from their homes today as parts of North Wales were hit by flooding.
Two people had a lucky escape when a 50 tonne tree fell on their car on the A40 between Crickhowell and Llandovery this afternoon.
Dyfed Powys Police say the occupants were taken to Neville Hall hospital, but were not seriously injured.
The road is likely to remain closed for the rest of the day.
The residential roads affected by flooding in Rhyl are:
- Eaton Avenue
- Ridgeway Avenue
- Garford Road
- Carlisle Avenue
- Hilton Drive
- Knowles Avenue
- Brynhedydd Bay
Two people had to be rescued by Barmouth RNLI this morning after their cabin cruiser swept up on Borthwen Beach.
The 21ft vessel had gone adrift from the pontoon in the harbour, ending up near the railway bridge.
RNLI crews said the boat was being lashed by waves in gale force conditions on the rocks when they arrived.
With help, the couple managed to scramble up the railway embankment to safety.
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The severe weather has seen residents rescued from their flooded homes, travel disrupted and schools closed.