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Rhyl's wettest in Wales after five weeks of rainfall in two days

Published date: 26 September 2012 |
Published by: Matt Jones
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RHYL was named the wettest place in Wales after five weeks of rainfall fell in just over two days.

As heavy rain caused flooding throughout the region Rhyl was identified as the wettest in Wales and had the fourth highest rainfall in the UK with more than 75mm of rain falling between 1am on Sunday morning and 8am yesterday (Tuesday).

The Environment Agency issued flood alerts for the River Clwyd and North Wales Fire and Rescue Service attended flooding incidents in Prestatyn and Towyn.

Among B5381 Glascoed Road from the Honeywell Mini Roundabout to Engine Hill on the outskirts of Bodelwyddan was closed on Monday.

North Clwyd Animal Rescue Centre in Trelogan issued an appeal for volunteers to care for their dogs after their kennels flooded.

Prestatyn’s newly opened bus station also suffered flooding due to a blocked gully which was later cleared by contractors.

A spokesman for Denbighshire Council said: “The council received a significant number of calls and requests for sandbags with the Corwen and Prestatyn areas seeming to be the worst affected areas.”

Paul Jenkinson, of North Wales Fire and Rescue Service, said: “We advise the public to heed warnings in the media in relation to travelling advice from North Wales Police – when there is so much surface water it is best not to travel unless absolutely necessary.”
The Environment Agency is also advising people not to walk through floodwaters and to report any blockages in streams or rivers to the Agency.
Rain is expected to continue today but is likely to ease off towards the end of the week.

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