Clean-up operation continues after severe storms

A clean-up operation is underway following severe storms across Wales. People in Aberystwyth were evacuated Monday as winds of up to 70 miles per hour were forecast. Damage caused by the storms could cost millions to repair.

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Persistent rain 'could lead to flooding'

Homes were evacuated when Rhyl was hit by flash floods earlier in the month Credit: PA Images

Natural Resources Wales is asking people to remain vigilant as a band of persistent heavy rain and gale-force winds approaches Wales again. Up to 20mm of rain is expected across South Wales with up to 40mm on higher ground from tonight into tomorrow morning.

With the ground saturated after periods of heavy rain before Christmas, this further rainfall will quickly find its way into rivers and streams. There is also an ongoing risk that leaves and other debris brought down by strong winds could block drains and cause roads to flood.

People travelling after the Christmas break are advised to allow extra time as driving conditions may be difficult. Natural Resources Wales is also asking people to take care near fast-flowing and swollen rivers and along the coast where strong winds could cause large waves.

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