Flooding tops next month’s agenda
FLOODING is to be the first item on the agenda of next month’s meeting after members discussed a number of notices of motion relating to the bad flooding in August.
A report was sent to the council from the chief fire officer regarding the events of August 16. Town Clerk Myra Porter said that the bottom line of the report was that the fire service will come out if required to do so by the area engineer.
’I was told by the fire brigade that they weren’t allowed out,’ said Cllr. Grainne McLoughlin who had entered a notice of motion. ’I’m astound- ed. The harbour was a mess. The Coastguard got a loan of a pump and saved three houses in Killincarrig that day.’
Cllr. McLoughlin also asked that pumps be bought to help in such a crisis in the future.
Cllr. Derek Mitchell added that Wicklow should have the same practices as other Local Authorities.
The Town Clerk added that there exists a list of many of the flooding incidents in the town compiled to date.
She also circulated a draft flood plan, the contents of which will be discussed at the next meeting.
Some of the severe flooding that took place on the Delgany to Greystones road earlier this year.