Floods in St Asaph, north Wales: lives in danger after river bursts its banks

1. Homeowners in areas at risk of flooding have been warned their lives are in danger after a river broke its banks. The Environment Agency issued a severe flood warning.

Floods in St Asaph, north Wales: lives in danger after river bursts its banks

2. Around 500 householders in St Asaph were told to evacuate their homes and stay with friends and family until the risk subsided.

Floods in St Asaph, north Wales: lives in danger after river bursts its banks

3. A crew from the RNLI and paramedics move a stretcher from a lifeboat into the back of an ambulance in St Asaph

Floods in St Asaph, north Wales: lives in danger after river bursts its banks

4. Flood waters come close to covering houses in St Asaph

Floods in St Asaph, north Wales: lives in danger after river bursts its banks

5. Washing hangs from a line in a back garden in St Asaph after the town flooded

Floods in St Asaph, north Wales: lives in danger after river bursts its banks

6. A crew from the North Wales Fire and Rescue service help a resident to safety in St Asaph

Floods in St Asaph, north Wales: lives in danger after river bursts its banks

7. A man looks out of a window as a crew from the RNLI and paramedics pass a submerged car in St Asaph

Floods in St Asaph, north Wales: lives in danger after river bursts its banks

8. A child walks through floodwaters outside a fishing supplies shop in St Asaph

Floods in St Asaph, north Wales: lives in danger after river bursts its banks

9. Motorists drive through flood waters in St Asaph

Floods in St Asaph, north Wales: lives in danger after river bursts its banks

10. A man adds sandbags to a flood defence in an attempt to stop floodwaters entering a home in St Asaph

Floods in St Asaph, north Wales: lives in danger after river bursts its banks