Flood relief update – Welsh Government
February Flood victims to get financial support from today
|From today, people whose homes have been affected by flooding during storms Ciara and Dennis will receive up to £1,000 from the Welsh Government.|
|All households affected by flooding throughout Wales will receive £500. An extra £500 will be available to those without house insurance cover. People will receive an initial payment within 24 hours.
Welsh Government is asking for those impacted to speak with their local authority emergency support teams in the first instance, to ensure the system is as quick and effective as possible. Further information can be found under ‘February floods’ on the Welsh Government website: https://gov.wales/.
First Minister Mark Drakeford said:
“When I met people from flood-hit communities over the last week, I saw for myself the stress, strain and loss people are experiencing. We want to do all we can to help them at this extremely stressful time. I also saw the extreme pressure people are under if they didn’t have insurance cover or if their insurance policies do not cover flooding. To help those people, we are providing additional money to those not covered by house insurance.
“The Welsh Government has set up a £10m emergency fund to help with the immediate aftermath of the floods, but the cost of infrastructure damage and the investment needed to address the climate emergency go far beyond this.
“The UK Government also has a role in responding to these floods and a responsibility to the people of Wales. After a week of silence in the face of this emergency, we urgently need to hear what longer-term support communities can expect from the UK Government.”
Support for businesses affected by storms Ciara and Dennis is available from Business Wales. For more information please visit: https://gov.wales/get-help-and-support-your-business