DAYS after Storm Ciara devastated communities along the river Elwy, residents of a Kinmel Bay caravan park have had to be evacuated.

Following high tide warnings from Natural Resources Wales on the morning of Tuesday, February 11, waves topped the coastal defences in Kinmel Bay at about midday, flooding gardens and roads westwards from Woodside Avenue to the Golden Sands Holiday Park.

It is understood that teams from Conwy County Borough Council and North Wales Fire and Rescue are on the sea scene pumping out the promenade, while residents of some caravans at the holiday park have had to be evacuated. It is understood that Rhyl has also experienced

Towyn and Kinmel Bay Mayor cllr Morris Jones, who visited the coastal defences said: "So far no houses have been damaged, but Golden Sands are having to evacuate some people.

"From what I understand, the reason for the flooding is down to blocked gullies. On Sunday, when it was really bad we were quite lucky really and the water didn't seem to be flooding.

"However, today a sideward offshore wind seems to blown what is quite a high tide over and everything west of Woodside avenue is flooded. We'll have to se what happens, there's another high tide tonight at 12am."

Golden Sands, Conwy County Borough Council and North Wales Fire and Rescue have been approached for comment.

High tides also hit Rhyl, however, the coastal defences have held with sandbags being deployed to support the protective measures.

A spokesperson for Denbighshire County Council said: "The high tide in Rhyl has thankfully passed without serious incident and whilst there was some over-topping, the flood defences have contained and dispersed the sea water.

"Flood gates had been kept closed since the weekend and teams from the Council were on stand-by to respond to any problems. They issued sandbags in some areas to divert the water away along the promenade."

More to follow.