€1.3m approved for Flood Remedial Works

first_imgPrint Previous articleAnti Austerity Alliance opens Limerick baseNext articleMinister told to speed up help for flood victims Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Linkedin TAGSfloodingMusic LimerickSt Mary’s park Facebook #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ WhatsApp Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday Twitter Emailcenter_img REPAIR work to the tune of €1.3m will begin immediately on repairs to homes damaged by flooding in St Mary’s Park following the approval of the funding from the Department of the Environment, it has been confirmed by Limerick City Council. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The funding was announced today (Friday) following discussions between Limerick City Council and the Department of the Environment and agreed that Regeneration monies will be used to carry out the necessary works.Residents of St Mary’s Park are being informed by local authority officials door to door today that contractors will begin reinstatement works to all homes with flood damage. Reinstatement works had commenced on Local Authority owned properties in recent weeks where the area was particularly badly affected by flooding from an extreme high tide in Limerick on February 1st. A major response effort by Limerick City Council took place in the aftermath of the flooding to pump away floodwaters and assist residents with alternative accommodation and housing repairs.Brian Geaney, Senior Executive Officer, Limerick City Council, explained that over the last number of weeks, the Local Authority has been involving in an on-going cleansing and sanitation process of all affected homes.“Since the flooding happened, the de-humidification of all houses involved has been taking place and this takes time due to the level of flood damage that was caused,” he explained. “Limerick City Council has been actively engaged with residents, local Councillors and organisations in St Mary’s Park to keep them updated on a continuous basis about our efforts including St Mary’s Community Group, St Mary’s Regeneration Committee and St Mary’s Aid. I’m delighted to confirm that works can now continue to include all houses following the drying out of all affected premises.”Mr Geaney confirmed that Limerick City Council will remain in contact with the Department of the Environment in relation to other aspects of the flood relief programme.Other areas of Limerick affected by the flooding should make an application as previously advised to the Housing Assistance Scheme operated by the Department of Social Protection. The details of this scheme are available at the local Community Welfare Services contact points or at www.welfare.ieFlood victims were also assisted by the Department of Social Protection which paid a total of €109,242 to affected persons after 275 claims were processed for their immediate needs and the replacement of furniture and electrical items that were destroyed. NewsBreaking newsCommunity€1.3m approved for Flood Remedial WorksBy Staff Reporter – February 28, 2014 658 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy Clonlara couple stuck in their marooned home Advertisement Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick last_img read more