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

St Asaph flood defences



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.


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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