28/11/2012 09:46 GMT | Updated 28/11/2012 10:41 GMT

UK Weather: North Wales Residents Set Up Charity For Flood Victims After Woman Dies In St Asaph

Residents in North Wales are setting up a fund for flood victims after a woman was killed and 400 properties were affected by the weather.

According to the Daily Post, residents have "inundated" Denbighshire council, which covers the area affected by the deluge.

It came after the elderly woman, whose body was found on Monday in St Asaph, was named locally as 91-year-old Margaret Hughes.

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A Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) crew make their way through flood waters in St. Asaph

The village's mayor John Roberts told the BBC it would take "months" for normal life to resume in the area.

"It's very early days, and not everyone has been able to return to their homes, but the cleanup operation has been progressing well. The roads have been cleared, but clearing up people's property is going to take longer.

"We have set up a system for people to volunteer - they can go to the emergency relief centre and register there."

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Washing hangs from a line in a back garden in St. Asaph, Denbighshire

In Somerset, around 100 people were rescued by boats after being trapped in their Somerset village, after the River Parrett banks burst.

Tina Winter, who lives in the village, said residents were "completely stranded" and could only leave the area via a boat.

"It has happened before, but never to the point where we couldn't get out with something," Ms Winter told the BBC.

"I don't think people were aware of how deep the water is, and if it's windy it can be quite dangerous coming across the flood water."