Charity fund for flood victims to be set up on Friday

Published date: 05 December 2013 |
Published by: Matt Jones 
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MOST flood victims have now left Rhyl Leisure Centre.

There were up to 400 people  present at one point in the afternoon but as of 6pm there were 90 people still there and council officers have been assisting people to find alternative accommodation.

The rest center will remain open until accommodation has been found for everyone.

An official charity fund will be set up by Rhyl Town Council with details to be provided on Friday.

The Coast Road in Rhyl remains closed and the rail link between Rhyl and Chester is closed until tomorrow.

Mohammed Mehmet, chief executive of Denbighshire Council, said: "Staff from the council had been out and about in Rhyl and Prestatyn throughout the night and morning to prepare for the major storm.

“Precautions taken in many parts of the county worked well.

"However some areas were affected and teams from the council and all the emergency services have worked diligently to respond to the flooding issues and efforts are still on-going to try and find alternative accommodation for those who need it as quickly as possible.

"Those efforts will continue into the evening and for the coming days."

North Wales Police have announced that extra patrols will be out tonight policing properties affected by today’s flooding in Kimnel Bay and Rhyl.

An Information Centre will be set up at Rhyl Community Fire Station on Friday, December 6 from 11am. Advice and information on flood related issues will be available.

People are asked not to send any donations of goods to the Council for those affected by flooding.

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