Civil Defence – “Storm Desmond” Relief Efforts

December 7, 2015

Friday 4th December – Monday 7th December 2015

SUMMARY REPORT

Civil Defence Units in 13 separate local authority areas activated.

185 Volunteers called out – Average of 15 deployed assisting in an area at any given time.

 

AREAS ACTIVATED

Cork West

Clare

Leitrim

Longford

Galway

Cork South

Mayo

Roscommon

Donegal

Cavan

Kerry

Sligo

Laois

 

MAIN DUTIES

·                     Evacuation of People from flooded homes

·                     Transportation of evacuees (in 4x4’s)

·                     Water Pumping

·                     Filling & Deployment of Sandbags

·                     Traffic Control

·                     Monitoring of water levels

·                     Manning of Command & Control Units

·                     Transportation of home help to elderly

·                     Transportation of patients from Nursing Homes

·                     Distribution of Bottled Water

·                     Provided Hot Meals to those on storm relief duty