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First Minister praises mid Wales flooding rescue efforts

The First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones has spoken of his shock at the extent of the damage caused by flooding in parts of mid Wales.
Sunday 10 June 2012

He praised the impressive bravery of the emergency crews who helped ensure that up to 1,000 people were moved to safety in parts of northern Ceredigion and Powys.

Later today, the Welsh Government’s Local Government and Communities Minister, Carl Sargeant will visit the scene in order to survey the clean-up operation currently underway, and to thank those who took part in the rescue operation.

The First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones said:

“Having spent a number of years living and studying in Aberystwyth, I was deeply shocked to see the extent of the damage caused by the flooding in an area I know so well.

“Yet again, we have witnessed the impressive bravery of our emergency services. Working in truly harrowing conditions, they ensured up to 1,000 people were moved to safety. It is thanks to the professionalism and dedication of both our professional and volunteer emergency crews that no lives have been lost.

“I have been kept fully updated on the situation throughout the weekend. The Welsh Government will now work with all agencies over the coming hours, days and weeks to help ensure normality is returned to the affected communities as quickly as possible.”

 

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