Advertisement

We need your help now

Support from readers like you keeps The Journal open.

You are visiting us because we have something you value. Independent, unbiased news that tells the truth. Advertising revenue goes some way to support our mission, but this year it has not been enough.

If you've seen value in our reporting, please contribute what you can, so we can continue to produce accurate and meaningful journalism. For everyone who needs it.

The Sarsfield roundabout in Wilton, Cork TheJournal.ie reader
Floods

Cork floods: Clean-up bill expected to pass €1million

The council has said it is “not possible” to put a timescale on the repairs that will be needed in the worst-hit towns.

THE COST OF repairing flood damage in towns across Cork will be more than €1million, according to local authorities.

Cork County Council has put the estimated bill for the clean-up at €1.4million. However, it’s understood this is just an initial figure and could be subject to change.

A spokesperson for the council told TheJournal.ie that the initial cleaning operation is now complete, but the long-term damage to infrastructure is still being assessed.

“It is not possible to put a timescale on those repairs at present,” the spokesperson said.

Council workers have pumped out homes which were filled with water, and cleaned up the worst of the damage. The local authority has made arrangements to take waste and damaged goods – such as furniture and electrical items – from householders whose homes were flooded.

Flood victims can apply for emergency cash grants of up to €1000 from the Irish Red Cross to buy food, clothes and other essentials. A Red Cross spokesperson said this morning that most homes in the town of Clonakilty had suffered significant water damage.

Read: Cork flood victims to get emergency cash for food>

Readers like you are keeping these stories free for everyone...
A mix of advertising and supporting contributions helps keep paywalls away from valuable information like this article. Over 5,000 readers like you have already stepped up and support us with a monthly payment or a once-off donation.

Your Voice
Readers Comments
5
    Submit a report
    Please help us understand how this comment violates our community guidelines.
    Thank you for the feedback
    Your feedback has been sent to our team for review.