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Threat of flooding lifted in Ballinasloe

Friday, 9th February, 2018 3:03pm

Threat of flooding lifted in Ballinasloe

The aqua dam which had been in place in Ballinasloe. Photo: Ann Hennessy.

A TEMPORARY flood defence which had been erected in Ballinasloe, has been taken down, as the threat of flooding has lifted.
An aqua dam was put in place at the bottom of St Michael's Square last month amid fears that the town may be hit by flooding after water levels rose. 
The aqua dam has now been taken away and put into storage.
Local Councillor Michael Finnerty (Fine Gael) said there is great relief in the town that it will not be needed. “The threat of flooding is gone now,” he said.
Ballinasloe was badly affected by floods three years ago and every effort is being made to ensure there is no recurrence.

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