SEVERAL caravans have been destroyed by the storms and cattered around the village of Llangernyw.

The rural Conwy county community - located to the south of Abergele on the A548 - was among the worst hit areas by Storm Ciara over the weekend.

In addition to the destroyed caravans, it is understood that several properties in the village have also been flooded.

Rhyl Journal:

Llangernyw resident and owner of Merywen Gin Distillery Matt Rowland said: “Well from where I am I could see north up river, and when we woke up at 7am we found the field mostly submerged. I watched trees floating down and getting stuck on the bank, where they are now.

“The most dramatic flooding damage I saw was between here and Llanfair Talhaiarn (TH) where several caravans have been completely removed and are now in bits over about two miles of hedgerow and field, including a chair up a tree.

Rhyl Journal:

“I went out in the afternoon and found various neighbours near the Old Stag trying to remove silt and debris from their homes and driveways. At least five houses were flooded as far as I could tell.

“It was a very sad sight but fortunately I don’t think anyone was hurt. Llanfair TH was much worse hit.

“I was told that several fire engines and a rescue dinghy had gone past towards Llanfair TH.”

Rhyl Journal:

Fire crews were dispatched to both villages with dinghies on the morning and afternoon of of Sunday, February 9.

A spokesperson for North Wales Fire and Rescue said: “We were called to multiple incidents in Llangernyw, sending a boat from Ruthin, but no action was needed."

Fire crews were also send to Llansannan, which is situated to the East from Llangernyw along the B5382.

Rhyl Journal:

The spokesperson added: We were also called to Ffordd Gogar in Llansannan at 8.01am.

"Occupants were evacuated from a property with internal flooding by a crew from Denbigh , we also pumped out the water."