Heledd Fychan MS: “2020 Flood Victims Still Living in Fear”

This week marks four years since devastating flooding hit communities across South Wales Central during Storm Dennis. Reflecting on the past four years, Heledd Fychan, Member of the Senedd for South Wales Central, reflected on the work completed since then, but also the fear that many still feel every time it rains heavily, and the rivers rise. She also called on the Welsh Government to prioritise action in those areas that remain at risk, which includes an on-going risk to life if the same level of flooding were to happen again.

Speaking on the anniversary, Ms Fychan stated:


"Four years ago, Storm Dennis devastated our communities, leaving many without liveable homes and businesses that could not open. When I was elected to the Senedd in 2021, I made a promise to our communities that were flooded that I would not forget them and would continue to support those who continue to be affected by flooding. 


"Over the past few years, I have campaigned tirelessly with our affected communities, ensuring that their voices and experiences are at the forefront of my work. 


"Since 2020, I have successfully secured significant funding to improve flood protection through the Cooperation Agreement between Plaid Cymru and the Welsh Government, I've helped set up flood action groups in a number of high-risk communities and provided support to residents on various issues related to flooding, including practical assistance such as securing flood gates. 


"While progress has been made, there is still more work to be done to protect homes and businesses from future flooding. I will continue to take every opportunity to raise this issue in our Senedd, and fight for justice for those who live in fear every time it rains heavily.”

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    published this page in News 2024-02-19 11:52:06 +0000

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