A DESTROYED school library and an uprooted tree was just some of the damage caused by Storm Arwen in the last few days.

With winds of up to 90mph, it was the UK's first official storm of the winter season, and left more than 100,000 homes across Britain without power for a considerable period of time.

The Rhyl promenade was closed on Saturday afternoon as a result of the weather, while the town’s Christmas lights switch-on event, with comedian Jason Manford set to attend as the special guest, was also cancelled on Saturday.

A joint statement from Denbighshire Leisure and Rhyl Town Council said: “We share everyone’s disappointment that this can’t now go ahead after weeks of planning.

“Thank you for your understanding; due to the ongoing bad weather due to Storm Arwen, the safety of the public and our staff is our top priority.”

Meanwhile, ‘I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!’ will return tonight (November 30) for its first live episode from its base at Gwrych Castle, Abergele since last Thursday, with episodes since then having been cancelled.

The campmates were evacuated from the castle and have been in quarantine prior to the show’s return.

A statement from ITV on Monday said: "Production worked round the clock to get the site back up and running after Storm Arwen caused substantial damage over the weekend."

ITV had previously said: “We would like to confirm that the castle and gardens managed to miss the worst of the storm and have suffered no significant damage.”

At Ysgol Clawdd Offa, a primary school in Prestatyn, its library was demolished by Storm Arwen, with Reading Ambassadors sorting through books which were saved and setting up a temporary library in its place.

The school tweeted yesterday (November 29): “#StormARWEN has completely demolished our school library which our Reading Ambassadors had developed over the past few months.

“As a school, we are completely devastated to lose such a valuable resource and such a large selection of the children’s books.

“We have been overwhelmed with the kindness and generosity shown by everyone (we really didn’t expect it!).

“The Reading Ambassadors have managed to set up a temporary library within school with the books that we were fortunate enough to save. Thank you all once again.”

Elsewhere, the storm caused a tree by the old library in Prestatyn, on Nant Hall Road, to be uprooted, while several other residents took to the Journal Facebook to share the damage that the weather had caused them and their property.

Becky McCabe, who lives on the Parc Aberkinsey estate in Rhyl, said she went without power for 40 hours during last weekend.

Becky said: “It was half of the estate that was down, from 12.30am on Saturday morning until 4.30pm on Sunday.

“This resulted in us having no heating or hot water, and all of the food in the fridge was spoiled.

“I was lucky enough to have family nearby who let us stay there, however I know a few on my estate did not have that luxury.”

Sue Hall wrote: “My 12-foot trampoline went flying into a tree behind my house, then fell out of the tree. It’s broken; (I) only had it for four months.”

Heather Battersby added the storm: “Blew my fence down onto the neighbour’s car, the trampoline is destroyed, a fence panel came out and my shed blew down... luckily it can all be bought or fixed.”

Several other residents saw tiles blown off their roofs, while for Rosie Harmon, the storm ‘blew my shed doors off’.

If you would like to share your pictures of how Storm Arwen has affected you, feel free to email matthew.chandler@newsquest.co.uk.