Bantry is still reeling in the grips of Storm Barra as it deals with its fourth flood in 18 months.
Speaking to The Southern Star at midday today – the height of Storm Barra’s bombardment of the seaside town – Bantry Business Association chairperson Danielle Delaney said, ‘It is sad to say but, at this stage, we are used to it.’
This flood – which began at 6am and will continue to leave the town on high alert until after high tide at 7pm – highlights once again the need for Cork County Council and the Government to advance the town’s €6.5m flood relief plan, according to business association chairperson.
‘Without a major flood defence scheme Bantry will continue to be flooded. Without it,’ Danielle added, ‘the workers on the ground are fighting a losing battle.’
Read this week’s Southern Star for the chairman’s full response to Storm Barra and the reaction of local traders.