Seven boats dam­aged by storms in Bray and Wick­low Har­bours

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COUN­CIL­LOR Paul O’Brien urged Wick­low County Coun­cil to im­prove its com­mu­ni­ca­tion with har­bour users dur­ing the stormy season.

Five boats in Bray Har­bour and two in Wick­low town were badly dam­aged a week prior to Storm Lorenzo due to stormy weather con­di­tions.

Cllr O’Brien also praised the lo­cal author­ity over their han­dling of Storm Lorenzo.

‘The coun­cil’s re­sponse to storm Lorenzo was fan­tas­tic and we were lucky that we did not feel the full force of the storm. I be­lieve the coun­cil was well pre­pared and was ex­cel­lent in com­mu­ni­cat­ing the threat posed by this storm. How­ever, would it be pos­si­ble to in­form har­bour users of any stormy weather so they can try and pro­tect their boats? Maybe some form of text alert sys­tem could be used for har­bour users,’ said Cllr O’Brien.

Coun­cil Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Frank Cur­ran said he would dis­cuss the is­sue with the Har­bour Mas­ter and con­sider in­clud­ing him as part of Wick­low County Coun­cil’s Se­vere Weather Co-or­di­na­tion Group.

Five boats were dam­aged in Bray Har­bour last week.

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