North West and North Wales hit by Coastal Flooding Again

6 January 2014, 10:28

It was predicted to be the highest tide in 16 years, with strong winds also pushing the water into the land.

Flood warnings are again in force in parts of the region today.

Barmouth - one of the worst affected areas on Friday - is again the subject of a Flood Warning.

Last week, four people had to be rescued by the RNLI from a flooded farmhouse nearby, with crews also rescuing five people from a caravan site in Pwllheli.

As the tide moved around to the northern coast, the trainline between Chester and Holyhead was closed as councils opened emergency rest centres for people who may have to evacuate their homes.

Damage has been caused, with Cllr Mike Priestley telling Heart that he's worried about the strength of sea defences around Conwy.

On the Wirral and people ignored warnings to stay away from the coastline, taking pictures of the waves which battered West Kirby and New Brighton.  Businesses had closed and put out sandbags, but during the afternoon reopened as tides relaxed and the water which had gone onto the roads failed to reach properties.


It wasn't just coastal communities affected, more than 1000 sandbags were put out across Chester as the River Dee rose to what's thought to be its highest ever level.