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“No Lessons Learnt From Wexford Christmas Flooding” – Cllr. Jim Codd

Cllr Jim Codd has criticised failure to prepare for more flooding in Wexford

Speaking today, Cllr Codd said “Despite all the promises, no lessons have been learnt from the Wexford Christmas Flooding. After poor weather conditions yesterday in New Ross, there was flash flooding throughout the town. Water started rushing down the streets with speed and the Quays were completely submerged beneath the water within an hour”

Cllr. Codd Continued “Wexford needs serious flood defences put in place. We can’t continue to live like this, in fear in our own homes. Proper flood defences mean more than the sticky plaster solutions that are being offered so far. We must expand flood-relief measures beyond built up areas to support low-lying houses in areas that are under flooding risk”

“I went out to help victims of the flooding last Christmas. I saw first-hand the devastation that this caused families and businesses across the county. These people were promised solutions and the government has failed to deliver. Coming into winter, people are terrified. This situation is life threatening” concluded Cllr. Codd.




By Aontú Press | 17 August, 2022

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