'It's been described as a 'Dunkirk spirit', and I think that's what we've got here" says Chris Ruane, the MP for the Vale of Clwyd.
"We've got people coming together in a time of trial, and responding magnificently with food, with clothing, with toys for the kids".
"A magnificent response from the public - but also Denbighshire County Council, from St Asaph City Council, the police, the fire service, the Environment Agency - all pulling together".
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