RSPCA inspectors are helping with the evacuation of residents in St Asaphs and our swift water rescue response teams are attending incidents where livestock need help in Bangor on Dee and Holywell.

Residents in up to 500 properties in north Wales have been advised to leave their homes after the River Elwy broke its banks.

An emergency centre has been set up at a leisure centre in St Asaph after water levels overtopped flood defences.

Many of the residents have brought their pets to the leisure centre and the RSPCA is setting up holding facilities for them.

Meanwhile our swift water rescue response teams are attending emergency calls in Bangor-on-Dee and Holywell where horses and other livestock are in difficulties because of the flooding.

Farmers in the flood areas should check their livestock as soon as possible and move them to higher ground where necessary.