BBC NEWS Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific
BBCi NEWS   SPORT   WEATHER   WORLD SERVICE   A-Z INDEX     

BBC News World Edition
 You are in: UK: Wales  
News Front Page
Africa
Americas
Asia-Pacific
Europe
Middle East
South Asia
UK
England
N Ireland
Scotland
Wales
Politics
Education
Business
Entertainment
Science/Nature
Technology
Health
-------------
Talking Point
-------------
Country Profiles
In Depth
-------------
Programmes
-------------
BBC Sport
BBC Weather
SERVICES
-------------
EDITIONS
Tuesday, 12 February, 2002, 17:39 GMT
Sheep rescued from floods
Road closed at Bangor-on-Dee
Routes around Bangor-on-Dee have been closed
The RSPCA has been called in to help 150 sheep and rams, which became stranded by floodwater at Bangor-on-Dee on Tuesday.

The animals were stuck in water between three and six feet deep near the local racecourse.


We were contacted by the farmer after the land was flooded

Elin Davies, RSPCA

Elin Davies from the RSPCA said they are happy to help.

"We're sending our rescue boats to try and get some animals back on dry ground.

"We've already rescued a handful but the fire brigade will come and help us as well."

North Wales Fire Service has sent an emergency tender and a fire engine to help the marooned sheep.

Bangor-on-Dee racecourse
Parts of the racecourse are flooded

Ms Davies said it is a strange situation.

"We have helped in similar cases before, we were contacted by the farmer after the land flooded worse than normal."

A number of roads surrounding the village have also been closed but Bangor-on-Dee itself has remained largely unaffected.

Also on Tuesday, a motorist had to be rescued from his car by local fire fighters after his car was trapped due to floodwater.

Flood Warning

After he was freed from his vehicle, a tractor towed the vehicle to dry ground.

Areas of Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse have also become waterlogged.

Last week, the first meeting of 2002 was called off after parts of the course were flooded.

The Environment Agency has said the Lower Dee has remained on flood warning since the beginning of February.

The current situation was caused after heavy rain fell throughout the Upper Dee catchment area, leaving the flood plane unable to dry out.

See also:

02 Feb 02 | Wales
01 Feb 02 | Wales
26 Jan 02 | Wales
17 Jan 02 | Wales
Internet links:


The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites

Links to more Wales stories are at the foot of the page.


E-mail this story to a friend

Links to more Wales stories

© BBC ^^ Back to top

News Front Page | Africa | Americas | Asia-Pacific | Europe | Middle East |
South Asia | UK | Business | Entertainment | Science/Nature |
Technology | Health | Talking Point | Country Profiles | In Depth |
Programmes