Call to help south Wexford tornado victims

By Dan Walsh

Cathaoirleach of the Rosslare Municipal District, Cllr Lisa McDonald, is calling on the Government to immediately intervene and provide support for those affected by last Thursday’s destructive tornado in the Clongeen-Foulksmills area of south Wexford. 

Aftermath of last Thursday’s tornado in Clongeen-Foulksmills area.

“I visited many of those affected in the area on Saturday and witnessed first-hand the devastation that has been caused,” said Cllr. McDonald, who added; “Homes and businesses have been ripped apart by this freak event, with hundreds of thousands of euro worth of damage done.”

Cllr McDonald recalled the aftermath of the Christmas Day flooding in Bridgetown and surrounding areas where “We saw several schemes opened to support those affected. Government and in particular Ministers O’Brien, Humphreys and Varadkar must act immediately to provide similar support for these people.”

“They will also need to show flexibility in some of these cases which may not be covered by the existing schemes. These schemes were initially designed to cover flooding and as we see an increase in the variety of extreme weather events they need to be amended by the government,” concluded Cllr McDonald.

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