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Emergency Dam Put In Place In Athlone

Minister Kevin Boxer Moran says hopefully it won't be needed.

An emergency aqua-dam is being deployed at the Park, Athlone as a preventative measure.

Minister for Flood Relief, Kevin Boxer Moran says hopefully it won't be needed but it’s great to have it in place for residents.

The emergency aqua-dam now being deployed at the Park, Athlone as a preventative measure. Hopefully it won't be needed but great to have it in place for residents.

Posted by Boxer Moran on Sunday, February 23, 2020

                    Burgess Park, Golden Island, Athlone 

Locals from areas along the River Shannon are calling for action to prevent flooding.

Met Eireann say up to 25 millimetres of rain is expected to fall as it's issued a status yellow rainfall warning for 20 counties from 8 o'clock tonight. 

Shannon Harbour & Lusmagh in Co. Offaly are already experiencing some floods from previous rainfall.  

Peter Ormond, a councillor for Offaly County Council and says something needs to be done: 

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