31 families still seek re-housing
DONEGAL County Council
is continuing to find alternative housing for
families left homeless by the recent floods with 19
of the 50 registered families so far accommodated.
The figure was given in an update from the local
authority on the ongoing clean-up operation
following the once-in-a-century weather event in
Inishowen on August 22.
"To date 50 families have registered with Donegal
County Council and at this stage, solutions been
found for 19 families. In many of these cases, this
is an interim solution until such times as they are
in a position to move back to their home. "Some have
already moved to their new accommodation, and in
other cases arrangements are being finalised or the
Council is awaiting responses to offers made. 7
further cases are still to be addressed, and the
remaining cases do not required action at this
time," the council said.
Meanwhile, updates were also given on damaged roads
with the Bailey Bridge at Riverside, Quigley's Point
expected to open this afternoon.
"Level differences encountered on site and the
structure of the Bailey Bridge has meant that an
asphalt approach has to be laid on top of the stone
ramp and this essential work must be complete before
the road can open."
Work on the R238 at Three Trees between Muff and
Quigleys Point is continuing and it is expected that
this road will be open to two way traffic later this
Road works at the R238 Muff to
Quigley's Point road on September 04, 2017. Photo
courtesy Bren Whelan, @DonegalClimbing.
The R244 at
Craignahorna on the Mountain Road between Buncrana
and Carndonagh remains closed. It is not feasible to
reopen this road in the short term. Local
diversions remain in place.
The L-1781-6 Grainne’s Gap is now open with a small
diversion around Thompsonstown Bridge.
A number of rural roads across the peninsula remain
closed and are likely to remain closed for a number
of weeks. Local diversions are in place. These
roads include the following:
L-1891-2 - Iskaheen Road to chapel
L-1381-2 - Meendacalliagh/Evishbreedy: Illies to
L-53912 – Annagh
L-7451-1 - Drumskillen Road
L-7631-3 - Glenbridge Road
L-7641-1 – Gortcormican
L-7681-1 - Lowertown Road/Gortcormacan
L-7761-2 - Knowhead Road/Calfwarn
Meanwhile, a number of applications for financial
assistance have been received by the Irish Red Cross
in respect of the Humanitarian Support Scheme which
is available for small businesses and community,
voluntary and sporting bodies who do not have
insurance in place. A maximum of €20,000 is
available for applicants under this scheme. For more
information on where to find flood assistance,
click here .