Welsh Conservatives reiterate calls for National Flood Agency

Responding to warnings that record-breaking flooding is becoming the “new reality” for communities across Wales, Welsh Conservatives are reiterating calls for meaningful action to be taken by Labour Ministers in Cardiff Bay.

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Two years after devastating floods damaged over 3,000 properties in Wales, National Resources Wales have warned that “the need to act now to prepare for climate impacts is more pressing than ever.”  

Welsh Conservative and Shadow Minister for Climate Change, Janet Finch-Saunders MS said:

“The reality of the situation is that many people in Wales fear for their homes as flooding is becoming an ever-growing threat with the Labour Government taking little meaningful action.

“Years of empty rhetoric and little action about tackling climate change from Labour ministers in Cardiff Bay have resulted in time wasted and homes threatened.

“We are two years on from Storms Ciara, Dennis and Jorge, and organisations such as Natural Resources Wales, are having increased responsibility with no reflection in its funding, resulting in understaffing.

“Welsh Conservatives are therefore calling on the Labour Government to implement a National Flood Agency in order to work with local communities to coordinate flood risk management, responses to flooding events and carry out independent inquiries into flooding events.”

Record-breaking floods are not the exception – they are the new reality

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