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« Reply #525 on: November 27, 2012, 07:21:26 AM »
FLOOD WARNINGS IN ST ASAPH: 500 residents in St Asaph are being urged to leave their homes amid fears the River Elwy is about to burst its banks.
North Wales Police are working in conjunction with the Environment Agency, Denbighshire Council and North Wales Fire and Rescue Service to warn homeowners in the lower area of the city to stay with friends or relatives.
Denbighshire Council has set up an emergency refuge centre at the leisure centre at Ysgol Glan Clwyd.
A police spokesman said: "Police are patrolling the area and visiting small households to reassure the public."

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« Reply #526 on: November 27, 2012, 07:26:00 AM »
A55 now closed as is A5, A494 and others.  Constantly updating list is here:

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DaveR

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« Reply #527 on: November 27, 2012, 09:11:41 AM »
A55 is apparently still open.

BBC Reporter Chris Dearden is in St. Asaph,  he just tweeted this pic of the roundabout under the A55, says the water is rising rapidly:

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« Reply #528 on: November 27, 2012, 09:14:57 AM »
FLOODING: Problems are now being reported in Ruthin. Properties on the Glasdir Estate on the outskirts of the town are being evacuated due to flooding.

Road closed in Denbighshire:
A5 Corwen
A525 St Asaph towards Rhuddlan
The Roe and surrounding roads in St Asaph.
A543 - Landslip on the outskirts of Denbigh.
Off slip of the A55 at St Asaph closed (westbound)

DaveR

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« Reply #529 on: November 27, 2012, 10:35:14 AM »
The A5 is now also closed between Bethesda & Capel Curig.

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« Reply #530 on: November 27, 2012, 11:15:44 AM »
               Just coming out of town now and a vanload of Police and the Coastguard Van were racing towards the prom with "Blues and Twos" on, closely followed by the 22 helicopter from Valley going overhead low eastbound. However as I write this the helicopter has just returned going back towards Valley.

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« Reply #531 on: November 27, 2012, 11:29:32 AM »
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               Just coming out of town now and a vanload of Police and the Coastguard Van were racing towards the prom with "Blues and Twos" on, closely followed by the 22 helicopter from Valley going overhead low eastbound. However as I write this the helicopter has just returned going back towards Valley.

@RAF_Valley has taken a casualty to Ysbyty Gwynedd after they were found in the water at Angel Bay near #Llandudno Little Orme at 10.45am



DaveR

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« Reply #532 on: November 27, 2012, 11:32:16 AM »
Scene at Llanfair Th this morning, courtesy of Dominic Street:

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« Reply #533 on: November 27, 2012, 12:13:41 PM »
My husband is somewhere in the middle of that while I am sat in the sun in Dubai.....good timing!
On a serious note though, it sounds terrible and I am so sorry for people because it takes so long to get a flooded home back to normal.

DaveR

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« Reply #534 on: November 27, 2012, 12:49:14 PM »
Chris Dearden of the BBC says that water levels are now starting to fall quickly in St Asaph. Here's another pic he's just taken:

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« Reply #535 on: November 27, 2012, 01:14:22 PM »
Amazingly, the river level in St Asaph was so high that it broke the measuring gauge after recording a record high!

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« Reply #536 on: November 27, 2012, 01:28:52 PM »
As always, the Daily Mail has fantastic photos of the flooding:
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« Reply #537 on: November 27, 2012, 04:37:10 PM »
Tragically, we now have reports of a fatality due to the flooding in St Asaph.
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« Reply #538 on: November 27, 2012, 05:24:17 PM »
The river near our house on its way to St Asaph unfortunately.

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« Reply #539 on: November 27, 2012, 06:27:53 PM »
I hope that your property has escaped the floods Hollins,  its just horrific seeing the pictures on TV and on the links posted on the forum.
We phoned up an elderley friend who lives in the flooded area but thankfully for her the house isn't flooded. She said that her house is like an island with all her unfortunate neighbours being flooded.
I hope that tonights high tide doesn't make the situation worse.