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Flood damage cost breakdown

Louth County Council has given a breakdown of the estimate cost of repairing the damage caused by the recent tidal flooding.

The total estimated cost is E225,000.

Businesses at the Quays in Dundalk, on the promenade at Blackrock and at the Old Quay Lane Carlingford, were badly hit by the floods. Flooding was also a problem at Fairgreen Dundalk.

The centre of Blackrock was badly flooded and the cost of repairing footpaths and the promenade wall are estimated at E20,000.

Ballagan Road repairs will cost E15,000 and Ballagan costal repairs E60,000.

The coastal defences at Gyles Quay will cost E10,000 and the access road repairs at the same place E15,000.

The repairs at Salterstown will cost E20,000.

At their January meeting councillors praised the outdoor engineering staff of the council for working round the clock at the height of the crisis.

the report has been finalised by the county council after outdoor staff completed assessment.

The council is now likely to present the claim to the Department for the Environment.

The government can apply to the EU Solidarity Fund for the clean-up.

The estimated damage for the entire country could be as high as E300 million, so Louth’s bill is quuite small.

 
 
 

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