A major exercise has taken place around the Bala area to test the response of emergency workers to flooding. It follows recent serious cases across North Wales.
It's hoped the exercise will better ensure emergency services are prepared to protect homes and communities.
Rob Shelley went along.
A large-scale flooding rescue exercise is due to be held in Bala today. The operation is called Exercise Berwyn and will see volunteer casualties rescued from fast-flowing water and aims to simulate some of the worst flooding conditions.
Emergency services from across Wales and the rest of the UK will descend on Bala today to stage a large-scale flooding rescue exercise.
The drills will see representatives from all three fire and rescue services in Wales, North Wales Police, the RNLI and RAF Search and Rescue stage flood rescues around the Bala area in Gwynedd.
They will be joined by teams from Natural Resources Wales, Gwynedd Council, Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust, the RSPCA, Severn Area Rescue Association, Maritime and Coastguard Agency, Automobile Association, and North Wales Mountain Rescue Association.
After the murder of a Slovakian man in Bala, Gwynedd on November 10th, North Wales Police say they're putting more patrols in place to "reassure" the public.
Branislav Gula, 42, died on Plasey Street in the town on Saturday. Fellow Slovakian Julius Hecko, 23, has been charged with his murder.
A 23-year-old Slovakian man has appeared in court this afternoon accused of the murder of another man at Bala in Gwynedd. Julius Hecko was remanded in custody by magistrates at Caernarfon to appear before a judge at the town's crown court later today.
He is charged with murdering Branislav Gula, 42, at a flat in Plassey Street in Bala on Saturday 10 November.
Julius Hecko a 23-year-old Slovakian will appear at Caernarfon magistrates today charged with the murder of Branislav Gula who was 42.
Police were called to Plassey Street in Bala on Saturday where they discovered the body of 42-year-old Mr Gula, also from Slovakia.
A Slovakian man has been charged with the murder of a fellow Slovakian man in Bala in Gwynedd. Branislav Gula, who was 42, died on Plasey Street in the town on Saturday. 23-year-old Julius Hecko will appear at Caernarfon Magistrates Court tomorrow.
Four other people arrested in connection with Mr Gula's death have been released on bail to give officers more time to 'conclude enquiries'. Police are still appealing for anyone with information to come forward.