€4.1m bill for Storm Emma

Wexford People - - NEWS -

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.’

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