Ballylongford residents ‘terrified’ of repeat flooding in September

Ballylongford residents who suffered extensive flood damage in the violent storms of last spring, say they’re fearful of a repeat occurrence during next month’s expected high tide. Ballylongford floods Twenty-six homes and a number of businesses in the village were badly damaged in February’s storms, but locals say not enough work has been done, to protect against future flooding. They’re due to meet Junior Finance Minister Simon Harris in the coming weeks to outline their concerns. Mary Kelly, whose home and butcher shop were badly damaged, says she’s terrified of the next high tide: [audio_player src=””] Meanwhile, local Fine Gael councillor Liam Purtill, says he’s seeking funding for a more long-term solution: [audio_player src=””]