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04 Oct 2022

Laois has lucky escape as assistance scheme set up in neighbouring county

Flooding closes Tipperary Road

Laois was fortunate not to have suffered serious flooding as a humanitarian assistance scheme has been activated in neighbouring flood hit Carlow.  

Despite the thunder, lightning and torrential downpours, Laois Chief Fire Officer Declan Power said Laois Fire and Rescue Service wasn't called out to deal with any flooding on Monday. 

Meanwhile, Carlow County Council is providing details of financial supports available for home and business owners affected by Monday evening’s flooding events in the county. 

The Humanitarian Assistance scheme in the Department of Social Protection has been activated. The scheme provides financial assistance to householders affected by flooding toward the replacement of essential personal belongings or household goods and appliances.

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Householders needing to make enquiries about the supports available to them can contact the Department of Social Protection directly at 0818 60 70 80.

Owners of local businesses who may have suffered building or property damage should contact Carlow County Fire Service Headquarters by emailing all relevant details to fireofficer@carlowcoco.ie or by calling 059 9131144 where guidance on all relevant supports will be offered.

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