Clonakilty Could Flood again says Mayor

Cork County Council has released a report into the floods of two weeks ago.

At Monday’s ordinary meeting of its elected representative – the first since Thursday June 28th. – the Council also passed a “Motion” calling on the Government to provide emergency funding for the areas devastated.

The 23 page report outlines the scale of the devastation: In Douglas 12 houses,100 businesses, and 2 community premises were flooded. In Glanmire around 45 houses were flooded as were 10 units in the Hazelwood Shopping Centre. And in Clonakilty over 70 houses, and over 100 commercial premises were under up to 3 feet of water.

There was agreement that similar floods could happen again, unless something is done.

Clonakilty Mayor Cionnaith O’Suilleabhain travelled to County Hall and told C103 Reporter David O’Sullivan that the floods could happen again


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