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Wales announces flood control funds

The Welsh Assembly Government has announced funds for new flood defence projects

Funding of £13.3 million is to be made available for flood and coastal risk schemes in Flintshire, Wrexham, Powys, Monmouthshire, Newport, Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan.

Welsh environment, sustainability and housing minister Jane Davidson, cautioned that climate change was a problem that would not “go away”.

She said: “We have to do all we can to protect and prepare people for the realities of flooding. Climate change means the risk of flooding across Wales is likely to grow and the challenge of dealing with it isn’t simply going to go away.”

Under the programme, vulnerable communities will be made aware of the dangers of flooding, and flood defence projects will be undertaken over a period of five years.

Davidson said: “In June we saw all too clearly the impact flooding can have on the lives of families. It is our job to prepare communities the best we can, whether it is by building new flood defences or enabling communities to recover quickly should flooding occur.”


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