Emergency services in the UK have rescued more than 100 people from floods in Wales which have swamped holiday parks and forced residents to evacuate their homes. RAF helicopter teams have joined lifeboat crews and firefighters in a major operation across the Aberystwyth area. Victims of the floods spoke to BBC News:
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- After the recent hot spell, it was destined to rain incessantly.Jun 9, 2012
- It was destined, predicted, it had rained for 48 hours straight, it was on the news, TV, radio, front pages of the newspapers, yet these people chose to park their caravans there and remain despite the clear warnings...
My cousin went on Tuesday, supposedly for a week, but came back Thursday night due to the weather warnings. Just as well as he had only just bought a brand new caravan. :)Jun 9, 2012
- It's just stuff ! Possessions can be replaced. Keep calm put your swim suit on and enjoy.Jun 9, 2012
- Compared with the floods in Asia, this flood is nothing. But if an area is lack of flood defences, any flood can cause huge damage.Jun 9, 2012
- If the authorities warn you and you don't evacuate then you should not only have to buy new stuff you should pay to be rescued. We call that paying the stupid tax here in the USA.Jun 10, 2012
- If you buy a house on a floodplain, I don't want to see you whining about it when it's inevitably flooded.
As my geography teacher always says 'you can try to fight against nature and and protect yourself, but nature always wins'. Humans just need to stop building on ridiculous hazard zones.Jun 10, 2012