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Thursday 17 April 2014

Welsh families washed out of their homes

Residents described the "heartbreaking" damage heavy rain wrought on flood-ravaged streets and homes in Britain – as the body of an elderly woman was pulled from a house.

The tiny Welsh city of St Asaph, Denbighshire, became the latest to be devastated by the floods, which are sweeping Britain, as rescue teams hauled residents from their properties.

Hundreds of people were urged to flee their water-logged homes after the River Elwy reached record levels and burst through flood defences.

Five-hundred people were encouraged to pack their bags and move in with friends or family until the risk subsided.

British Prime Minister David Cameron visited flood-ravaged homes in Buckfastleigh, Devon, where he told residents the government would do everything to "help them with the recovery".

Irish Independent

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