He feels preventative measures could have been put in place during the summer.
A Laois councillor says an emergency response to flooding isn't good enough.
As Storm Lorenzo approaches, Councillor Tom Mulhall says the local authority is only removing silt from local river beds today.
The Fine Gael representative says prevention measures could have been put in place during the summer, to avoid winter flooding.
He says there are particular areas that are not getting the attention they require: