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2014-02-04 18:11:58 - Clare County Council has reiterated its appeal to land, home and business owners in flood prone locations to remain vigilant during the coming days with further heavy rainfall expected to cause localised flooding.



Council engineers are continuing to monitor water levels on the River Fergus and Lower River Shannon and say the risk of flooding will increase as a result of rainfall from this evening’s frontal system and further rainfall up to and including the weekend.

The Local Authority, in conjunction with the Emergency Services, is progressing contingency arrangements in terms of additional pumping capacity and other flood alleviation measures at flood prone locations along the River Shannon and River Fergus.

Meanwhile, Clare County Council is continuing to assess the scale of the damage caused by Storm Brigid to local authority managed public infrastructure over the weekend. It says it is focusing on the cleanup of storm affected areas and to undertake remedial works to

local authority managed public infrastructure damaged in recent weeks.

The Council says it will also be revising upwards the original €23.7m cost of repairing damaged infrastructure, which was contained in its report to the Government last month. A revised report will be issued to Government later this week.

Flooding advice is available on www.flooding.ie. Information included on the website includes advice on identifying flooding risks, protecting property against flooding, necessary steps to be taken if a property is flooded, and assessing and repairing property damaged by flooding.


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