Senator thanks emergency crews

By Dan Walsh

Senator Malcolm Byrne has expressed his thanks to the crews at Wexford County Council, the Fire Service, Civil Defence and the ESB and Gardai for all their work during this week’s horrendous weather.

Flash floods in Gorey town on Thursday evening. “Thanks to the emergency crews,” said Senator Malcolm Byrne.

Senator Byrne said to; “The teams went above and beyond the call of duty to ensure that they got roads passable again and to keep people safe after unbelievable levels of rain fell on Thursday. I saw myself the challenges that they faced, and they rose to them. There were areas particularly around Gorey town that had never flooded to the extent that we saw.”

Senator Byrne claims he has already raised with Government the fact that there may be additional resources needed for Wexford County Council to carry out certain repairs all over the County as a result of the inclement weather.

“I will continue to work to ensure that there is funding provided for any repairs as well as looking at long term mitigation measures,” he said, and added; “We are seeing far too many of these freak weather events. We really need to take Climate Change seriously. We are going to see drier, hotter summers and stormier winters and this will pose challenges for all of us.”

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