First Minister pledges £2.3 million for flood protection across Wales

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The First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones, has pledged £2.3 million to support communities across Wales at risk of flooding.

The announcement comes ahead of the First Minister's visit to flood affected areas in north Wales later this morning.

The Welsh Government say the funding follows a recent announcement from the UK Government Treasury for immediate support for homes and businesses affected by floods.

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Thirteen inches of rain fell across Wales in December, the wettest month since records began, described by Mr Jones as an 'exceptional period of rainfall.'

The First Minister visited a number of flood-affected areas in north Wales on New Year's Eve Credit: ITV Wales News