Council assessing flood damage ahead of funding application for repairs

Kerry County Council says it is currently assessing the extent of damage caused by flooding in the county in recent weeks ahead of a submission to government for funding for repair works. Rain on window The local authority says the Kerry Severe Weather Local Assessment Team is continuing to monitor the situation across the county and has advised ongoing caution by members of the public. The council says great community spirit and resilience has been demonstrated in recent weeks as the county deal with the wet and windy conditions. As the county continues to be battered by stormy conditions, Kerry County Council is assessing the damage done. A large number of roads have been badly damaged by flood waters and minor land slippages and some roads are still under water. The council says once the extent of the necessary repairs has been established, a submission for funding will be made to the Office of Public Works. An inter-agency involving the council, the gardaí, fire services, the Civil Defence and the HSE met frequently over the Christmas and New Year period and continues to do so. In a statement the local authority expressed its appreciation for the hard work and cooperation of all involved in the clean-up operation and in battling the harsh conditions. It asks people who are aware of blocked drains, culverts, bridges or other hazards to contact them as soon as possible.