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Flooded home leaves Seafield family devastated

THE O’Connor family in Seafield, Quilty had to be rescued by the coast guard from their own house last Friday when severe flooding trapped them in their home. Husband and wife, John O’Connor and Leslie Hogan O’Connor, along with their children, Caitlin (eight) and Aaron (six), fear they may never be able to return to their family home, which was largely destroyed in the flood. “It’s worse this morning because it’s gone in a second time. We don’t think we’ll get back in there,” Mrs Hogan O’Connor said on Monday. The house is about 12 years old and everything downstairs has been badly damaged. “Everything is gone inside in our house, along with our cars. Everything. The water was at the level of the handle of the sliding door at the back of the house and it was at the level of the window sills at the front when we woke up that morning. “We had a new extension put …

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Funding sought to repair ‘devastated’ parts of county

PUBLIC representatives in Clare are calling for Government funding to repair damage caused by last night’s storm.  Among the places along the coast to suffer most damage were Lahinch, Doolin, Quilty,  Seafield, and Carrigahol, while there was serious flooding in parts of East Clare and other inland areas. Fine Gael Senator, Martin Conway, has said he contacted the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Phil Hogan TD, to discuss what contingency funding can be made available to repair homes and structures which were badly damaged during the storm overnight. “Last night’s storm has devastated many parts of Clare, resulting in people being evacuated from their homes and huge parts of the county suffering from severe structural damage. I have contacted Minister Hogan in order to discuss what emergency funding can be made available to ensure that people can get back into their homes as soon as possible,” he said. “There has been a significant amount of structural damage …

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