Seven boats damaged by storms in Bray and Wicklow Harbours
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.