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Flash flood causes significant damage in Ballinaglera

Aug 10, 2021 17:10 By Shannonside News
Flash flood causes significant damage in Ballinaglera
Screenshots from video by Kevin McManus, Drumshanbo
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The flash floods resulted after a major cloudburst between 4 and 6pm on Monday.

A Leitrim councillor is calling on the local authority to urgently investigate damage caused by a flash flood yesterday evening.

Fine Gael councillor Enda McGloin says serious damage was caused in the village of Ballinaglera yesterday evening after a "freak" cloudburst between 4 pm and 6pm.

He says a local business suffered flood damage as well as many roads where parts of them were swept away with the force of the water coming down into the village.

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Councillor McGloin says he's asked the council to do whatever is possible to restore damaged roads and to help any homeowners if they have problems accessing their property…

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