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Waves damage Coast Guard station - while volunteers out helping others

There are over 20 volunteers working at the Doolin station, which was damaged by the floods overnight.
Jan 4th 2014, 5:00 PM 15,829 8

WHILE THE VOLUNTEERS from the Doolin Coast Guard were out helping people during yesterday’s flooding, their own station was badly damaged by waves.

The damage to the station can be clearly seen in these photos from the Coast Guard’s Facebook page:


The Drogheda Coast Guard building was also damaged, and the team are currently cleaning their station and continuing with repairs.

Meanwhile, in Doolin the prefabs were described as being in “poor condition” with “significant” work needed to restore them.

There are temporary arrangements in place for the Doolin Coast Guard volunteers.

A spokesperson for the Coast Guard said that Doolin volunteers were working to help people in Lahinch and Quilty in Co Clare. Lahinch was one of the worst affected areas during the bad weather, while 20 people were assisted out of Quilty due to the floods.

The Doolin office is inland, though near the coast, and it was not anticipated it would be affected by the floods, due to its location.

There are in excess of 20 volunteers who work from the Coast Guard’s Doolin station.

Read: Battered: Your pictures of how the storm took its toll>

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