Still no power for 70 gale-hit homes in Wales

Holt Church
Image caption The River Dee burst its banks at Holt, near Wrexham

About 70 households are still without power in north Wales after heavy rain and high winds brought disruption.

Engineers worked through the night and morning to restore electricity to 550 homes in Conwy and Corwen, Denbighshire after 700 lost power on Saturday.

Overnight, firefighters pumped water from the cellars of properties in Beaumaris, Anglesey, as well as from the moat of the town's castle.

Meanwhile, RNLI crews from north Wales are helping with flooding in Cumbria.

Rescue team members from Gwynedd, Vale of Glamorgan, Bridgend, Anglesey, Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion, Neath Port Talbot and Denbighshire have gone to assist.

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Image caption Firefighters rescued a woman from a car stuck in floods in Beaumaris, on Anglesey on Saturday

In Wales, two flood warnings remain in place, but the Met Office said rain was expected to ease across Wales on Sunday.

Scottish Power said the high winds and flooding had hampered their work to restore electricity to homes but engineers were continuing to reconnect properties.

Penmon Coastguard Rescue Team said it was called out on Saturday evening to support police with flood prevention work and sandbagging at the seaside town of Beaumaris.

Meanwhile, trains have started running again between Bangor and Holyhead after earlier cancellations due to flooding at several locations, although Arriva Trains Wales said there could still be delays.

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Image caption Wind damage to Currys and Home Bargains in Llandudno

On Saturday, two people were rescued from their cars after becoming trapped in flood water.

A 33-year-old man was winched to safety in Llandygai near Bangor, and a woman was helped by firefighters from her stranded car in Beaumaris, Anglesey.

North Wales Police also had to close a number of streets surrounding Mostyn Champneys Retail Park, Llandudno, Conwy, after wind damaged Currys and Home Bargains.

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