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Minister 'shocked' at Aberystwyth flood damage

A review of coastal flood defences and the impact of recent storms has been ordered by the Welsh government.

Minister for Natural Resources Alun Davies visited the clear-up operation in Aberystwyth, where the promenade was damaged in Friday's high tides.

He wants a "swift review" from Natural Resources Wales (NRW) to "prioritise repair work and see what lessons we can learn".

It comes with more heavy rain and strong winds moving in.

Mr Davies said it was impossible to totally prevent flooding but work was being done to build resilience on the coast.

He told BBC Wales reporter Craig Duggan that he had been shocked at the amount of damage to Aberystwyth's seafront.

Flood review looks at storm 'lesson'

  • 05 Jan 2014
  • From the section Wales