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Emergency flooding plan not on agenda

Despite the recent flooding in the county, there is no major emergency plan in place to deal with a re-occurrence in Kilrush.
“Following recent flooding events within the county, a review will be taking place of Clare County Council’s major emergency plan and will be adjusted or modified as required,” Kilrush town engineer Derek Troy said in a written statement at last week’s Kilrush Town Council meeting.
He was replying to Councillor Ian Lynch’s request for details of the Kilrush town emergency plan in the event of adverse weather conditions.
“All works and emergency procedures that relate to Kilrush town are covered under Clare’s major emergency plan. Kilrush Town Council does not have an individual one for the town and there are no current plans to develop a major emergency plan specific to Kilrush,” Mr Troy added.
Councillors pointed out that several parts of Kilrush, notably the Ennis and Cappa roads and the area near the handball alley, were badly affected by the recent flooding.
Councillor Paul Moroney paid tribute to the local fire service for their work during the flooding, while Councillor Lynch proposed that an information board, with local emergency numbers, be erected in the town square.

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