What are the SNP doing to support communities affected by flooding?

December 2015 was the wettest December on record, and flooding caused devastation and misery for many people.

The SNP Scottish Government are committed to providing the support needed to help individuals, businesses and communities to recover from the damage caused by the unprecedented severe weather.

Funding for flood protection is protected at £42 million a year for the next decade, as more than 10,000 families will benefit from a ten year strategy to protect homes in many of Scotland’s most flood-prone communities. This will give local authorities the certainty they need to deliver the actions set out in their Local Flood Risk Management Plans to help protect individuals, business and communities from the danger of flooding.

There are also over 100 flood protection studies which will be carried out to help find potential solutions for another 26,000 residential properties currently at risk of flooding.

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