Rescuers have managed to evacuate over 40 people from a distressing caravan holiday in Wales. Three people were airlifted to safety by Royal Air Force Sea King helicopters.
“It was awful,” said one holiday-maker. “It was frightening, cold, degrading and depressing, but thankfully a flood came so we were forced to leave the caravans.”
Penrhyncochm, Landre and Machynlleth are some of the noises drowning residents have made.
Dyfed-Powys Police Chief Inspector Robin Mason said the numbers of those rescued will "probably run into the hundreds".
An emergency rest centre has been set up in the area, and the rescued tourists all agree that the privacy of the toilets and comfort of the beds in the centre is a big improvement on the caravans.
“Hopefully these people will have learned that voluntarily spending two weeks a year living like gypsies is a ridiculous thing to do,” added Chief Inspector Mason.