Alun Davies today announced £374,000 to help Anglesey Council as they repair damage caused by flash flooding last year.
In November, heavy and persistent rainfall resulted in wide spread flooding across Ynys Mon, causing damage to roads, footpaths, structures and properties.
Emergency works were undertaken by local authority officers at the time to ensure the safety of residents. A number of residents in Llangefni were evacuated from their homes and work is still ongoing to repair the damage.
The council contacted the Welsh Government requesting emergency funding to assist with clean-up efforts and emergency repairs.
Cabinet Secretary for Local Government and Public Services, Alun Davies, said,
“I am pleased we have been able to provide this support to the Isle of Anglesey County Council to help assist with repair costs caused by these unique weather conditions.”
The worst effected area was the A545 between Menai and Beaumaris which suffered a landslip when the deluge of water caused the bank retaining the highway along the Menai Straits to be washed away. The volume of water resulted in further damage to bridge parapet in Brynsiencyn and retaining walls along the A5025.
At numerous locations across the island, surface water drainage was damaged, requiring substantial repairs to reduce the risk of further flooding to properties.