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Villages in Wales cut off by severe flooding

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Travel trailers are damaged by flash floods at Riverside Caravan Park, near the village of Talybont on June 9, 2012 in Aberystwyth, Wales.

Children play in a flooded park in the seaside village of Borth on June 9, 2012 in Aberystwyth, Wales. Severe flooding has affected mid Wales with a major rescue operation under way taking to safety nearly 100 people so far.

Remnants of jubilee bunting float in flood water at the Riverside Caravan Park in Aberystwyth, Wales.

The BBC reports:

Villages have been cut off with houses and caravan parks being flooded. Emergency services have helped people get to safety with some being rescued by helicopter. Three people have received treatment after sustaining minor injuries.

The Environment Agency said "up to five inches" of rain fell in the area in 24 hours and they remain concerned about the river Rheidol which is still rising.


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Rescue crews lift people to safety on Saturday as water rushes through a mobile home park.