€4.1m bill for Storm Emma
STORM EMMA wreaked €4.1m of damage on the county’s infrastructure, figures released to this newspaper reveal.
Communications Officer with Wexford County Council David Minogue said; ‘The council have incurred costs across a range of services and have made a claim of €4.11m from the department.’
The claim includes €2.89m for repairs to roads damaged as a result of the weather event in late February and early March which was the worst storm to hit the county in 30 years leading to the closure of public buildings, offices, schools and businesses for up to three days.
The council incurred costs of €1.23m for its own resources including contractors across a range of services.
Director of Services John Carley said: ‘A positive outcome to the claim is expected in the near future.’