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Supports available for people affected by devastating flooding in Clifden

People in Clifden who have been affected by the unexpected and devastating flooding can apply to the Humanitarian Assistance Scheme, Senator Seán Kyne has confirmed.

Galway County Council staff and the emergency services are currently providing assistance in the town – and staff in the local Intreo Office are also available to provide support to householders impacted.

“The scenes of the flooding in the town showed clearly the damage caused to family homes by the torrential rains and the over-topping of the Owenglen River,” said Senator Seán Kyne.

“Once the flooding subsides the clean-up operation will begin and through the Humanitarian Assistance Scheme support will be provided to the householders.”

The Fine Gael senator said that he has also been in contact with the Minister of State for the Office of Public Works, Patrick O’Donovan in relation to the flooding.

“We need to examine the root cause of this damaging flooding and carry out works as necessary.

“An assistance scheme can also be activated for local businesses and organisations if needed.

“This scheme is usually administered by the Irish Red Cross on behalf of the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment.”

Senator Kyne will be visiting Clifden tomorrow (Thursday) to meet with Cllr Mannion, Council Staff and locals affected.

Michael Malone
Email me at editor@galwaydaily.com
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