Murphy calls for action after local floods

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Wednesday, March 27th, 2013
Sinn Fein Councillor Mick Murphy has called for swift action to be taken to prevent future levels of destruction that we have seen since Friday’s floods.

Floods wreaked havoc in the Newry & Mourne area

Speaking to Newry Times, Councillor Murphy praised the efforts of all those first responders who battled the elements to ensure the safety of everyone caught up in the freak weather. “I would also like to praise the community of Rostrevor who time and time again go beyond the pale to show an unbelievable level of community spirit in times of need. “I would also like to congratulate my fellow Sinn Fein party members who have worked continuously throughout Friday and Saturday to help all those affected on the ground. Murphy continued, “In these types of conditions I would urge all those who have vulnerable or elderly neighbours to please call with them and ensure that they are safe, warm and not in need. “Over the last two days my fellow activists and I have came across numerous vulnerable people including the elderly, expecting mothers, parents with young children and people with disabilities, from this experience it seems clear to me that more needs to be done to deliver for these people in times of need. He added, “It is ridiculous that in this day and age that many of these people had to be uprooted from their homes in the dead of night due to failings to plan and prepare for extreme weather. I am now calling on all agencies to come together to make adequate plans so we do not see this happen again.”
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