Kinmel Bay flood victims voice their concerns

Published date: 28 February 2014 |
Published by: Staff reporter
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FLOOD victims from Kinmel Bay have been speaking of their ongoing concerns after December's storm surge.

Scores of residents attended a public meeting organised by Clwyd West AM Darren Millar which took place at Kinmel Bay Church on St Asaph Avenue.

Fears were raised that those whose homes and possessions were flooded could become victims of further flooding.

Mr Millar said: "These residents have had a horrific few months and understandably are seriously concerned about future flooding.

“It is vital that lessons are learnt from recent experiences and that action is taken to give residents the peace of mind that everything that’s possible is being done to prevent them ever having to go through such an ordeal again.
“I told them that I will be doing everything within my power to ensure that Kinmel Bay gets the defences it desperately needs.”

A recent report commissioned by the Welsh Government on the floods said more than 99 per cent of coastal properties at risk of flooding were protected.

The Welsh Government's Natural Resources minister Alun Davies has announced a number of funding packages for flood repairs.

Mr Millar assured residents that their town would not be abandoned to the sea and that he would press the Welsh Government for the £5.1m Conwy County Borough Council has said it needs to strengthen flood defences across the county. 

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