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Dublin: 13 °C Saturday 25 October, 2014

Repair work on flooded Limerick homes ‘nearing completion’

The council say that the majority of displaced residents have already returned home.

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LIMERICK CITY AND County Council says that all of the 300 homes damaged by flooding in the last fortnight will be repaired within the coming days.

The majority of people have already returned to the privately owned and local authority owned houses in Kings Island, St. Mary’s Park and Corbally.

Council staff have been cleaned and sanitised the homes and they are currently being mechanically dried out.

Gerry Naughton, Senior Engineer, in the Home and Community Department of LCCC said:

“Since February 1 the local authority, in conjunction with other public service organisations, has been liaising with residents and business owners affected by the unprecedented flooding in the City.

“The Council would like to acknowledge the assistance of the local community in Corbally, St Mary’s Park and King’s Island over the past fortnight in ensuring that the affected properties are cleaned and made fit for habitation as quickly as possible.”

Meanwhile, the Council says that 200 local authority owned houses in Limerick City and 100 houses in the county suffered infrastructural damage during Wednesday’s severe weather.

Emergency repair works by local authority employees are ongoing and will continue throughout the weekend and into next week.

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