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Welsh Conservatives' three-point plan for flash floods

Commenting further on the floods in Wales, Shadow Welsh Conservative Environment, Sustainability and Rural Affairs Minister, Andrew Davies AM, said: “On behalf of the Welsh Conservatives I’d like to reiterate our thanks to the emergency services, volunteers and to people in communities across Wales who have rallied round to support those affected by the flooding, not just last weekend but over the last couple of weeks of horrific weather."

The Welsh Conservatives have a three-point plan to enable communities to recover and to prevent flash floods in the future.

  1.  Support families and businesses to overcome this terrible event by making sure funding is available to councils, emergency services and Natural Resources Wales (NRW) to get through the initial stages of the cleanup operation.
  2. Work with UK Government to ensure insurance companies are quick to react to claims and where people could not get insurance to create a funding stream to enable people to get back on their feet.
  3. In the longer-term put a rate relief scheme in place to help businesses get back up and running. Work with NRW to understand the actions required to mitigate these flash floods and reverse the cuts to NRW budget contained in this year's budget.

“Many people have lost everything, we must respond positively to the pleas for help and be that helping hand to put people lives and communities back together.”