Woman’s body found in home as hundreds face further flood warnings

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A BODY has been pulled from a flooded home after a river reached record levels and burst its banks.

The elderly woman was found dead in the Welsh city of St Asaph, where hundreds of people have been urged to flee their waterlogged homes.

Her body was discovered at midday yesterday after the River Elwy surged through flood defences as the wet weather continued to wreak havoc across the country.

North Wales Police said there were no suspicious circumstances and have launched an investigation into the woman’s death, which is being treated as unexplained.

Another three people have died since the latest wet weather struck.

Figures show that around 960 properties have flooded since last Wednesday and around 900 people have left their homes.

A further 500 people living in 
St Asaph were encouraged to pack their bags and move in with friends or family until the risk of flooding has subsided, with the Elwy continuing to rise yesterday.

The Environment Agency has issued two severe flood warnings in Wales – one for St Asaph – indicating a potential danger to life.