Financial support for those affected by flooding in Galway

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People in Galway directly affected by flooding caused by Storm Debi will be offered financial assistance, Minister Heather Humphreys has said

People whose homes are damaged from flooding will be offered support under the Humanitarian Assistance Scheme, which provides income-tested financial support to those who are unable to meet costs.

Speaking following Storm Debi this morning, Minister Humphreys said she is very conscious of the serious disruption impacting families in Galway, especially in Oranmore and parts of Galway City.

“The Humanitarian Assistance Scheme is open and support is available,” she said.

“I recently secured a further €3 million in funding for the Humanitarian Assistance Scheme administered by my department.”

“In addition, in recognition of the supports needed I have recently increased the income limits for the scheme from €30,000 to €50,000 for a single person, €50,000 to €90,000 for a couple, and €10,000 to €15,000 per dependent child.”

Minister Humphreys said that if any homeowner affected by severe weather needs to access these supports, they can contact the Community Welfare Service by phoning 0818 60 70 80.