22 Oct 2020

‘Seismic shift’ needed to manage flood risk in Wales

Home Affairs Correspondent

February’s storms battered Wales with the most severe and widespread flooding for 40 years. Today a review into how the Welsh Government’s environmental agency responded to the floods has found that, at times, it became stretched beyond its capacity.

Natural Resources Wales admitted some flood warnings had been issued late, or not at all. Its report said that any lessons learned from this year should prompt a “seismic shift” in how Wales responds to the climate emergency in future and manages flood risk.