In response to calls by Heledd Fychan MS for the publication of the remaining reports into the 2020 floods that hit RCT as a result of Storm Dennis, Rhondda Cynon Taf Council have today published three further reports.
This brings the total of Section 19 reports published to 6 with 13 others not yet published, and no indication when they will be published. Amongst areas waiting for a Section 19 report are Nantgarw and Pontypridd.
A further 9 flood investigation reports are also anticipated, and it is unclear at present whether theses have been completed as the Council does not intend to publish them.
Speaking in response to the publication of the three reports, Heledd Fychan MS said:“I welcome the publication of the three reports at long last, and will work closely with residents to ensure that they are scrutinised. I will also ensure that any remaining questions or concerns that they may have after reading the reports are raised with the relevant authorities.
“Communities are still living in fear, and the fact that so many reports are yet to be published is cause for concern. Two years on, we should be able to provide greater assurances to those affected.
“Too many questions remain regarding what happened on that fateful weekend. I will continue to work with residents and businesses affected to ensure that we don’t forget what happened and that everything possible is done to ensure that they continue to be supported and protected against future flooding.”