Civil Defence Flood Relief Efforts – 17th – 18th December 2015

18 December 2015


  • Westmeath


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

2 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


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

1 4WD  was utilised.


  1. Tipperary

5 Tipperary volunteers deployed to assist with traffic diversions .

1  4WD being utilised


  1. Longford

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

2  4WDs  were utilised.


  1. Waterford

6 Waterford Civil Defence volunteers were deployed to monitor water levels along the River Blackwater

2  4WDs and 1 Comms. Vehicle were utilised


  1. Cavan

1 Cavan Civil Defence volunteer deployed providing transport for families at Drumard for a 6 hour period on Thursday evening and resumed the service from 7am on Friday morning.

1  4 WD was utilised.


*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.