Talking Point — July 2, 2013 at 10:00 am — Updated: July 2, 2013 at 12:10 pm

St Asaph flood defences

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They were scenes which devastated the city – and an inquiry has found St Asaph’s flood defences were not prepared for what happened last November.

Denbighshire County Council says around £5 million is needed to avoid a repeat of the floods which swamped around 500 homes in the county. They say parts of St Asaph are now at a much greater risk of flooding than before – their investigation revealed existing defences were as much as three times weaker than expected.

The findings go before councillors next week with residents being invited to debate the report in a meeting at Ysgol Esgob Morgan on Saturday 13th July. Meantime, the council is seeking an urgent meeting with Assembly ministers about flood prevention.

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St Asaph during the floods of November 2012

Could more have been done to prevent the floods then and now? Are you a resident who was affected and are you still coming to terms with what happened? Would stronger defences be enough to assure residents?

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