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Clean-up as flood warnings remain in Wales

The body of a man was discovered close to this vehicle near Corwen
Image caption The body of a 52-year-old man was discovered close to this vehicle near Corwen

A clean-up is under way after large parts of Wales were affected by flooding.

A 52-year-old man was found dead a short distance from his car close to a river near Corwen, Denbighshire, after search.

He was named as Robert Aled Evans, from Llandrillo. Police said it appeared his vehicle had become submerged.

Six flood warnings and seven flood alerts remain in place on Monday morning.

Fire crews had spent Sunday carrying out several rescues.

The flood warnings are in place for Bangor on Dee near Wrexham; Bala in Gwynedd; the lower Dee valley from Llangollen to Chester; the upper Dee valley from Llanuwchllyn to Llangollen, including Corwen; the Dyfi valley and Machynlleth; and the Conwy valley.

Seven people were led to safety from properties in Llandysilio, near Welshpool, on Sunday amid fast-rising levels on the River Vyrnwy.

Environment Agency officers have installed temporary barriers and pumped out areas on the Lower Dee at Plas Devon and Almere, near Rossett, Wrexham, where the river was expected to peak.

BBC Wales weather forecaster Derek Brockway said 189.4mm of rain has already fallen since the beginning of the month - more than than the February average which is 138.7mm.

He said strong to severe gale force winds were also being felt, with gusts between 50 and 70mph and 84mph at Aberdaron on the Lleyn Peninsula.

Image caption Roads were flooded around Bangor on Dee and a flood warning remained in place for the town itself

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