Businesses affected by flooding in Carmarthenshire this month could be able to claim up to £4,999 from the county council.

Details of the business flood relief fund, established in the wake of Storm Callum, are due to be confirmed by council leader Emyln Dole at a meeting on October 30.

The £200,000 pot of money is coming from the council’s capital budget and is aimed at the 120-odd businesses which were affected by the terrible conditions on October 12 and 13.

Proposed eligible costs include clean-up bills and repairs to buildings, but do not include those covered by insurance claims and loss of earnings and rent. Individual grant awards would be capped at £4,999.

Speaking last week Cllr Dole said the A484 at Cwmduad — the scene of a landslide which claimed the life of 21-year-old Corey Sharpling, of Newcastle Emlyn — would be closed “for some time”.

The Plaid Cymru leader said he had visited some of the worst affected areas, and that the storm’s cost to businesses was estimated at £3 million to £4 million not including loss of earnings.

Specialist teams had been drafted in, including divers, to assess damage to infrastructure.

The storm dumped up to 20cm of rain in some places, with Carmarthenshire and neighbouring Ceredigion bearing the brunt.

The repair bill for roads in Carmarthenshire has been estimated at £3 million.

Around 160 householders experienced flooding, and the council has re-homed seven families.