Council estimates €3.5m bill following flooding and torrential rain

Kerry County Council has estimated the cost of recent flooding incidents in the county to be in the region of three and a half million euro. KCC logo This is the equivalent of about 70 percent of what the council would spend in any one year on the maintenance of the roads in the county. The council is continuing to assess the damage done in recent weeks following torrential rains and high winds which have affected the road network in the county in particular. Callouts for staff to tend to flooding and crisis situations has cost the council €400,000. Funding is being sought from central government to help meet with the costs with €240,000 received to date. Director of Services with the council, Charlie O’Sullivan paid tribute to those who dealt with the flooding situations but says it has been a costly few weeks for the local authority: [audio_player src=””]