Ballylongford picks up the pieces following storm and floods

The residents of Ballylongford are picking up the pieces after the north Kerry village was flooded over the weekend. Ballylongford floods Storms ravaged many parts of Kerry adding millions of euro to the repair bill following the wild weather between Christmas and New Year. Over two and a half feet of flood water was measured on the streets of Ballylongford before they flooded homes. Brian Finucane is from Ballylongford, and is running in the local elections representing People before Profit. He says north Kerry is in dire need of funding to ensure this type of destruction never happens again: [audio_player src=””] Meanwhile Kerry County Council crews worked over the weekend, pumping water out of premises and sandbagging properties at risk of flooding. Spokesman Padraig Corkery says it’s very difficult to completely protect homes and residences from flooding: [audio_player src=””]