HOLIDAYMAKERS with caravans on parks near Aberystwyth were taking part in a major clean-up after twice as much rain fell in 24 hours that normally falls in the whole of June.
Welshpool Town Councillor Phil Pritchard owns a caravan on the Aberystwyth Holiday Village in Penparcau, which was caught up in the floods over the weekend.
“All of our awning and conservatory furniture has gone and the caravan needs a good cleaning,” said Mr Pritchard, who had left his van just hours before the flood hit.
“It’s a nuisance but what can you do? It was unprecedented and the likes haven’t been seen for 100 years.”
A number of caravans and tents in the Aberystwyth holiday park were cut off from land – with some occupants surveying any possible damage from afar.
Fire crews worked around the clock, pumped out water from a number of locations and were on hand to help those affected.
“The emergency services did an exceptionally good job,” added Mr Pritchard.
One of Mr Pritchard’s neighbours at the village, Fran Jones also from Welshpool, had his caravan flooded.
“There was six inches of water in the van,” said Mr Jones. “We were in London over the weekend and had a call to say look at the TV. When we went up there it was quite a mess and there was quite a lot of damage.
“We had a lot of water in the van, but it is repairable and we have cleaned most of it up. We were very lucky."