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Big freeze hampers flood repairs

Fifteen families in the South Galway area who have been out of their homes since before Christmas due to flooding are now faced with further delays in getting to grips with the damage as ice and snow further compound the situation with the current cold snap.County Councillor Bridie Willers, who herself was affected by the flooding and had to leave her home, has highlighted the plight that residents in South Galway affected by floods late last year now have to endure.“We are still out of our houses and in fact following the floods, the frost has made the roads more treacherous and our homes are not accessible so it makes it harder to get back in. It really has compounded our problems. Having said that, the floods are receding but the flood waters that remain there are freezing over. We’re at a dead end really and we are all just hoping that the weather improves,” Councillor Willers acknowledged.She explained that …

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