LLYR Gruffydd MS for North Wales and Plaid Cymru Shadow Minister for Environment and Rural Affairs has called on the Welsh Government to increase efforts to reduce Welsh carbon footprint and invest in infrastructure to avoid damage from extreme weather.
In response to the recent damages caused by Storm Francis, Llyr Gruffydd noted that the Welsh Government must “ramp up” its flood prevention and response efforts.
Llyr Gruffydd said,
“The latest floods and damage from stormy weather have been incredibly concerning and stressful for the affected communities in the north of Wales, but they weren’t the first and they certainly won’t be the last.
“With climate change increasingly causing extreme weather, the Welsh Government desperately needs to ramp up efforts both to reduce Wales’ carbon footprint in an effort to minimise these adverse weather events, as well as investing in proper infrastructure to mitigate its effects.
“The A5 in particular over recent years has continuously been subject to the effects of bad weather, and has been closed as a result of landslides several times – the Welsh Government must address this as a matter of urgency to prevent future repeated closures of the road.”