Cathaoirleach of the Inishowen Municipal District Cllr Jack Murray has looked to rented accommodation to assist the families left homeless after last week’s catastrophic flood.
He has asked for people to let him know of any properties that become available and says that families are still living in hotels a week later due to the shortage of available housing in the area.
47 families have been displaced following the flood, with hundreds of homes suffering serious damage. Cllr Murray says that almost 100 are receiving support from the council, and at least 300 roads have been damaged and are in need of repair.
Yesterday Cllr Murray’s colleague, Sinn Fein Vice-President Mary Lou McDonald, visited Inishowen and met with homeowners, displaced families, farmers, businesses, and community groups.
Cllr Murray says; “To fully understand the destruction visited upon our communities, you really have to see firsthand how widespread it is and how big a task it will be to rebuild, so I’m glad she has witnessed that and heard directly from the people affected.”
“Long after the national media has forgotten about Inishowen, we need to keep up the fight to ensure that every penny needed to bring everything back to the way it was, is secured.
“It’ll clearly be months before normality is restored to our communities but with the right political will and with the continuing strong and resilient community spirit, we will get there.”Tags: