Council pledges £100k hardship fund for those in most need after floods

Flooding Credit: Laura Jane Worgan

A £100,000 hardship fund has been set up in Carmarthenshire for those worst affected by the devastating floods.

Financial support is being offered to communities and businesses as teams from Carmarthenshire County Council switch efforts from emergency response to recovery.

The authority says housing officers will be visiting homes and helping people to complete and submit insurance claims. But the council has advised people to check with their insurers before throwing anything away.

Business support officers are also making contact with retailers and businesses to support them, and rate relief is also being sought from Welsh Government.

Carmarthenshire County Council Chief Executive Mark James said: “A full assessment of the damage is underway, and, as well as working with partner agencies, we are also speaking with Welsh Government to ensure appropriate resources are in place.”