SF Cllr wants more action to prevent future Blackpool Floods

By David O’Sullivan
http://twitter.com/david_osullivan

Today – June 28th – is the the first anniversary of the flooding that
devastated parts of Clonakilty, Glanmire, Douglas and Blackpool.

Since then much work has been done behind the scenes by the City Council,
County Council and O-P-W to prevent a repeat,
but in Blackpool Sinn Féin Councillor Thomas Gould says he is frustrated
with the lack of visible progress.

At a meeting in March City Council officials told residents, business
owners, and Councillors in Blackpool
that upstream monitoring systems would be installed to warn of future
floods,
and that maintenance would be carried out on removing trash from the river.

A fund of 100-thousand euro was set aside for the works.

But speaking to TheCork.ie Cllr Thomas Gould said one year on the floods
could happen again,
he is calling on Cork City Council to speed up their efforts

Meanwhile… There will be a meeting on the flooding situation in the
Blackpool Community Centre at 7pm on Monday

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