Civil Defence Flood Relief Efforts – 19th – 21st December 2015

21 December 2015


  • Westmeath


9  Westmeath Civil Defence volunteers were deployed  monitoring water levels, deploying sandbags to flood threatened areas in Athlone and its environs, transported person for medical appointment, undertook medical checks on isolated people and delivered drinking water, fuel and food provisions to homes isolated by flood waters.

3 Passenger 4WD vehicles, 2 Commercial 4WD vehicles  and  1 Van were utilised.


  • Clare


5 Clare Civil Defence volunteers deployed providing transport and provisions to families in Springfield, Clonlara.

1  4WD, 1 Van and 1Boat are being utilised. 


  • Limerick


3 Limerick Civil Defence volunteers were deployed providing catering facilities to local authority personnel

  1. 4WD was utilised.


  1. Longford

2  Longford Civil Defence volunteers were deployed to monitor flood water levels.

1  4WD  was utilised.


*Civil Defence Units remain on standby to assist as required. Civil Defence has 4,000 volunteers based in every Local Authority area in the country. Civil Defence has a wide range of equipment to deal with flooding including 88 Boats, 47 Fire Tenders, 9 Floating Pontoon Units and 130 Four Wheel Drive vehicles.