Civil Defence Severe Weather Response 18th – 19th February 2014

February 19, 2014

Galway
While the situation in south Galway has improved slightly, Civil Defence has scaled back its operations with one crew and 4WD Vehicle providing transport to public health personnel to houses not accessible by car. The crew also visited areas which required assistance over the weekend to check on their welfare.
Link to photographs of flooding in Galway: http://www.flickr.com/photos/88337262@N03/sets/72157641217919655/
Civil Defence Units remain on standby to assist as required. Civil Defence has 4,500 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.