THE FLOOD AFTERMATH: COMMUNITY HALL AND HOMES WRECKED IN FLOODS

first_imgRAMELTON community hall and six homes nearby were being cleaned up today after last night’s floods.Local volunteers and council staff have spent the day clearing up the mess left by sewage-soaked mud which poured into the hall last night.Local TDs Joe McHugh and Padraig Mac Lochlainn have visited those affected by last night’s floods. The town’s youth marching band was practising inside the hall when the flood hit and had to be rescued by a farmer driving a tractor and trailer.No-one was injured.However it could be months before the hall and the homes are repaired.Floors and furnishings were being ripped out today as the clean-up effort got underway. Workers driving JCBs were attempting to remove the bacteria-infested mud from the road between the houses and the hall.Minister McHugh praised the efforts of local people and promised “all help possible” for those affected when a stream running under the road burst its banks.Roads and bridges in Fanad and Inishowen were badly damaged by last night’s downpour.Tarmac was also ripped up and torn away in Burt, Bridgend, Burnfoot and Buncrana. THE FLOOD AFTERMATH: COMMUNITY HALL AND HOMES WRECKED IN FLOODS was last modified: August 6th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:buncranaBURTDerrydonegalfloodletterkennyRameltonlast_img read more

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