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Byline: A Welsh RNLI Flood Rescue Team has rescued four people from a flooded farm in Llanbedr near Barmouth.
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The volunteer Flood Rescue Team – working alongside North Wales Fire and Rescue Service, the Coastguard and Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Team – rescued two elderly gentlemen, an elderly woman and younger woman from a flooded farm shortly after 11:30am this morning.  The team were originally deployed to help support operations at Pwllheli where people were evacuated from a flooded caravan park in the town, but were later diverted to the incident at Llanbedr.  The residents were rescued from their flooded home, with water waist deep in some areas, and taken to safety by the joint emergency services teams.

It’s already been a busy day for the RNLI volunteers, as Pwllheli lifeboat crew joined North Wales Fire and Rescue Service and the Coastguard team evacuate five people from flooded caravans in the town earlier this morning.

Flood Rescue Team volunteers from across north Wales have assembled in St Asaph ready to deploy with another flood boat should they be needed.

Today’s deployment follows only a month after the charity’s volunteers assisted emergency services evacuate residents from their flooded homes in Rhyl earlier in December.   The RNLI’s Flood Rescue team, which is supported by Toolstation, is made up of volunteer lifeboat crew who have undertaken special training in flood water rescue.

 

The RNLI Flood Rescue Team who took part in the rescue are volunteers from Rhyl and St Asaph.

Notes to editors
• The RNLI Flood Rescue team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to deploy to flooding events in the UK, Ireland and abroad to perform search and rescue. The team comprises of lifeboat crews from all around the RNLI, who have been specially trained for the risks involved when working in or around fast moving flood water.
• Toolstation, Britain’s leading tool supply company, is supporting the RNLI Flood Rescue Team.
• As a charitable organisation that receives no Government funding, the RNLI relies on donations from members of the public and also sponsorship from organisations such as Toolstation, allowing the Flood Rescue Team volunteers to go on saving lives

RNLI media contact
For more information contact Eleri Roberts, RNLI Press Officer on 01745 585 162 / 07771 941390 or email Eleri_Roberts@rnli.org.uk. Alternatively contact the RNLI Press Office on 01202 336789.

Byline: A Welsh RNLI Flood Rescue Team has rescued four people from a flooded farm in Llanbedr near Barmouth.
Page Content:

The volunteer Flood Rescue Team - working alongside North Wales Fire and Rescue Service, the Coastguard and Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Team - rescued two elderly gentlemen, an elderly woman and younger woman from a flooded farm shortly after 11:30am this morning.  The team were originally deployed to help support operations at Pwllheli where people were evacuated from a flooded caravan park in the town, but were later diverted to the incident at Llanbedr.  The residents were rescued from their flooded home, with water waist deep in some areas, and taken to safety by the joint emergency services teams.

It’s already been a busy day for the RNLI volunteers, as Pwllheli lifeboat crew joined North Wales Fire and Rescue Service and the Coastguard team evacuate five people from flooded caravans in the town earlier this morning.

Flood Rescue Team volunteers from across north Wales have assembled in St Asaph ready to deploy with another flood boat should they be needed.

Today’s deployment follows only a month after the charity’s volunteers assisted emergency services evacuate residents from their flooded homes in Rhyl earlier in December.   The RNLI’s Flood Rescue team, which is supported by Toolstation, is made up of volunteer lifeboat crew who have undertaken special training in flood water rescue.

 

The RNLI Flood Rescue Team who took part in the rescue are volunteers from Rhyl and St Asaph.



Notes to editors
• The RNLI Flood Rescue team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to deploy to flooding events in the UK, Ireland and abroad to perform search and rescue. The team comprises of lifeboat crews from all around the RNLI, who have been specially trained for the risks involved when working in or around fast moving flood water.
• Toolstation, Britain’s leading tool supply company, is supporting the RNLI Flood Rescue Team.
• As a charitable organisation that receives no Government funding, the RNLI relies on donations from members of the public and also sponsorship from organisations such as Toolstation, allowing the Flood Rescue Team volunteers to go on saving lives

RNLI media contact
For more information contact Eleri Roberts, RNLI Press Officer on 01745 585 162 / 07771 941390 or email Eleri_Roberts@rnli.org.uk. Alternatively contact the RNLI Press Office on 01202 336789.