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Joined Up Approach Needed on Future Flood Prevention

Feb 04, 2014

Chambers Ireland has today (04/02/14) said that aid must be urgently given to areas affected by flooding and a plan put in place to avoid the same problems in the future.

Speaking this morning, Ian Talbot, Chambers Ireland Chief Executive, said “It is vital that aid reaches businesses and local communities affected by these floods as quickly as possible. While businesses have been making progress towards recovery, all of this good work can be wiped out instantly due to flooding and those businesses in affected areas need urgent access to aid to combat closures and flood damage.”

“The worrying thing about the current level of damage is that much of it may well have been avoided had proper flood prevention plans been put in place. While surveys and planning have been ongoing for a number of years, now is the time to focus on execution of these plans. There must be a joined up effort from the OPW, wider Central Government and Local Authorities to build resilience and ensure that this level of chaos is avoided in the future,” he concluded.

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For further information contact Amy Woods, Chambers Ireland on 01 400 4319, 086 6081605 or email amy.woods@chambers.ie .

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