The extreme storms and weather conditions seriously impacted on services across the country.
On Anglesey the storm force winds hit the coast in an unprecedented way. This was compounded by high spring tides. There was also structural damage to sea defences.
At Holyhead Harbour the damage to the marina and to vessels was horrendous, with severe damage to property and infrastructure. I have met and liaised with the operators, the port Authority and agencies. I have also met those who have lost commercial and leisure vessels and we must now fully assess the impact and mitigate further damage to the area and the environment.
The response of local residents has been resilient and supportive.
I will continue to work with the local community, businesses and appropriate authorities to co-ordinate help and support.
Water supplies have also been disrupted across the Island, I’m informed Welsh Water are working flat out to repair pipes/infrastructure damage by the weather.
I pay tribute to the emergency agencies and volunteers for their dedication at this difficult time.