Flood review welcomed

Rebecca Evans, Mid and West Wales AM, has welcomed news that Minister for Natural Resources, Alun Davies AM, has ordered a review into the recent flooding.

Mrs Evans said: "I wrote to the Minister on Saturday asking how the Welsh Government intends to review the recent flooding, so I am pleased that the Minister has responded so quickly by announcing that he has asked Natural Resources Wales to carry out a swift review with the immediate priority being to identify and assess any damage so that repair work can be prioritised."

Unusually high winter tides and gale-force winds combined to cause widespread flooding along the Mid and West Wales coast in areas including Cardigan, Aberystwyth, Carmarthen, Fishguard and Aberaeron.

Mrs Evans said: “My thoughts are with everyone who has been affected by the flooding.

“I am grateful to the staff of Natural Resources Wales, local authority staff, and the emergency services across the region for the way in which they have sought to prepare for the flooding, and keep everyone informed and safe during what has been a very tough few days for people living in coastal areas.

“I am also grateful to the many community groups, volunteers and good neighbours who have pulled together to offer shelter and assistance to residents and business owners affected by flooding along the Mid and West Wales coast.”

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