Welsh flood-hit households promised at least £500 to help repair damage

26 February 2020

The Welsh government have set up a £10m fund to help in the aftermath of severe flooding

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The Welsh Government had announced that it will give at least £500 to every household affected by flooding during Storm Ciara and Storm Dennis.

A further £500 will be made available to those who do not have a home insurance policy in place.

Homes eligible for the payments will receive funds within 24 hours.

Rhondda Cynon Taf is one of the worst affected areas in Wales.

The council there is also providing financial support to residents and small and medium sized businesses affected by the storms.

Grants of £500 are available per household and £1,000 per business.

You can apply for funding online at gov.wales or by contacting your local authority.

First Minister Mark Drakeford says: “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."

 

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