April 11, 2016
Cork West – Flood Response
Cork West Civil Defence personnel were deployed on Sunday 10th April in Skibbereen to support the Local Authority in flood response operations.
A total of 15 volunteers were deployed from 5.30pm to 10.30pm. Two 4WD Vehicles and the Incident Response Vehicle were utilised. Volunteer members were engaged in sandbagging at various locations in the town to prevent rising river levels from damaging businesses and residential areas. Swiftwater Responder teams were on standby to assist with evacuation if required.
Flood Response coordination meetings were held at the Civil Defence HQ at 7pm and 10pm and were attended by the Area Engineer, Gardaí, Fire Service, Civil Defence and the local Flood Committee.