North Wales storm forces hundreds to leave homes

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.

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