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Work to begin immediately on flood repairs after €1.3m funding approval

Flooding in St Mary's Park, Limerick where the river Shannon burst its banks at the start of the month. PIC: Liam Burke/Press22

Flooding in St Mary's Park, Limerick where the river Shannon burst its banks at the start of the month. PIC: Liam Burke/Press22

 

LIMERICK City Council has announced work will begin immediately on repairs to flood damaged homes, after €1.3m funding was approved by government.

Following discussions between City Council and the Department of the Environment, it was agreed that money ringfenced for regeneration would be used to carry out the necessary works.

St Mary’s Park residents are being informed by local authority officials door to door today that contractors will begin reinstatement works to all homes with flood damage.

Reinstatement works had commenced on Local Authority owned properties in recent weeks where the area was particularly badly affected by flooding from an extreme high tide in Limerick on February 1st. A major response effort by Limerick City Council took place in the aftermath of the flooding to pump away floodwaters and assist residents with alternative accommodation and housing repairs.

Other areas of Limerick affected by the flooding should make an application as previously advised to the Housing Assistance Scheme operated by the Department of Social Protection. The details of this scheme are available at the local Community Welfare Services contact points or at www.welfare.ie

 

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