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Tidal warning prompts evacuation in Aberystwyth

Homes on the coast around Aberystwyth have been evacuated ahead of tonight's high tide.

Rest centres have been set up with waves 6ft (1.8m) above sea level predicted for the town and Borth, eight miles (13km) away.

Severe flood warnings, where there is a danger to life, are in place in both areas as well as the Usk estuary at Newport.

Storm surges brought floods and disruption earlier.

This student was one of those going to a rest centre, until the worst of the weather had passed.

Seafront evacuations over high tides

  • 03 Jan 2014
  • From the section Wales