Local AM Monitors Flood Situation

Assembly Member for Monmouth, Nick Ramsay, has asked constituents to keep him updated on flooding issues following last weekend’s unprecedented rainfall and resulting flooding problems across Monmouthshire.

Speaking today Nick said:” I am raising my concerns with the Welsh Government’s Minister for Economy and Transport after large areas of the constituency have been cut off as a result of Storm Dennis.

“Of particular concern is access to the A4042 which will be the route to the new critical care Grange Hospital due to open next year. Llanellen was once again cut off due to flooding, and constituents are rightly very anxious that patients will be unable to reach the new hospital during an emergency when the road is impassable due to flooding.

“I’d like to congratulate Monmouthshire County Council’s staff who have been working all hours to support local residents forced to leave their homes due to the flooding, and for their work reopening roads as quickly as possible.

“I will be calling on the Welsh Government to provide financial support to Monmouthshire to help cover the cost of reinstating damaged infrastructure and to seriously consider the need for stronger flood defences for the future.”