LLANDUDNO has been named the fifth most hit town in the UK for flooding.

An analysis of 1.25 million home insurance enquiries in 2018 undertaken by MoneySuperMarket has revealed 1.9 per cent of homes in Llandudno have flooded previously. The town is set well above the national average of 0.7 per cent.

It has seen particularly high instances of water damage on its western side, where more than a fifth of homes have been flooded, and 90 per cent of the homes in Llandudno sit below the high tide line.

North Wales Pioneer: Llandudno has been named the fifth most hit town in the UK for floodingLlandudno has been named the fifth most hit town in the UK for flooding

Cllr David Hawkins, Mayor of Llandudno said: “Flooding is a big concern for everyone in Llandudno because of what has happened in the past. Drains and gullies have to be kept clear to make sure water can drain away easily, and the relevant authorities ensure we have sea defences fit for purpose.”

A spokesperson for Conwy County Borough Council said: “Many people locally are aware of the severe flooding in 1993 following heavy thunder storms. In addition, the risk of coastal flooding is well known and this been recognised by Conwy County Borough Council, Natural Resources Wales and the Welsh Government who have recently provided funding through the Coastal Risk Management Programme to investigate flood risk.

Tom Flack, Editor-in-Chief at MoneySuperMarket, said: “Our data shows home insurance premiums jump by almost a fifth after a claim, meaning that extreme weather can end up costing Brits a lot of money. As well as taking basic steps to protect and maintain your home against the elements, if you live in an area prone to flooding, it’s important to consider what you can do to minimise the risk of damage to your possessions.

“Claims can also impact your insurance in the long term, as it’s likely insurers will increase premiums in proven high risk areas. So taking precautions to avoid a claim will not only help keep a lid on your premium, but should also give you cheaper options next time you shop around to renew your policy.”