But thankfully the flood defences developed after that bad time (which are very prettily done) do their work and this time the gorge and village generally mostly survived unharmed although pulses were racing for some. The top of the gorge shops were hit a bit, because the water literally came out of the caves entrance (see picture), and the flow down the road was substantial. But only a few unlucky shops and cottages actually had water coming in.
Further up the gorge (where there are no buildings the water was still significant and the damage done to the road surface, including a lot of rubble dragged out and down, made it a bit difficult to navigate and so they've closed it for some weeks awaiting road repairs. The canny locals do have a habit of driving around the barriers and cutting up and through the gorge. Probably not advisable so don't do this at home!