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NORTH Wales faces more chaos after severe flood warnings last night.

Waters had been subsiding in the last 48 hours, but police closed four major roads and evacuated 50 residents at St Asaph, near Rhyl.

The high school at Bangor-on-Dee will be "for the foreseeable future" and children will switch to other schools.

More torrential sent already-swollen rivers to bursting point. Llansannan and St Asaph bore the brunt of downpours.

More than 50 elderly residents were evacuated from the Llys Y Felin home in St Asaph as water levels rose.

Six homes were evacuated in Llansannan, near Abergele, taking evacuations across Wales to more than 600. And at Trefnant, RSPCA officers were nearly swept away trying to rescue 200 stranded sheep.

Two officers were tipped from a dinghy and swept away. They were plucked to safety downstream.

Ruthin in north Wales was also again in peril as the town's river rose by a foot yesterday morning.

North Wales fire service said they received more than 1,000 flood calls in seven days.
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Nov 10, 2000
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