Civil Defence Severe Weather Relief Efforts: February /March

March 4, 2020

Civil Defence Severe Weather Relief Efforts, Feb/Mar 2020

19 February – to Date:

Civil Defence members in four units, utilising 4WD Vehicles, a High Axle Vehicle,  and other equipment have been activated to assist in the areas worst affected by flooding before and after Storm Jorge since 19th February.

  •  Clare Activated since 19th February – Transporting isolated residents and essential provisions, including medication for residents in the Springfield estate in Co Clare, utilising High Axle Unimog Vehicle (loaned from Kerry Civil Defence).
  • Cavan  Activated since 25th February – Transporting isolated residents and essential provisions for residents from isolated areas in Lough Oughter area, peaking at 22 calls on Sunday 1st March. The unit has made 17 daily calls on 2nd and 3rd March.
  • Leitrim  Activated on 27th February – Transporting essential medication to isolated elderly residents in isolated areas; monitoring flood waters in worst affected Carrick on Shannon area.
  • Kerry Activated on 2nd March – Transported residents from Residential Home in mountainous area, isolated due to heavy snowfall.