Pics Limerick residents return home to assess flood devastation

first_img(Image: Niall Carson/PA)RESIDENTS AFFECTED BY flooding in Limerick yesterday started to return to their homes today to assess the damage done.The army, emergency services and local organisations were continuing to deal with the aftermath of the severe flooding cause by yesterday’s storm, mainly in the King’s Island area of the city.Water levels remain high and the worst affected areas are cordoned off. The flooding has been described as “unprecedented”.Earlier today Limerick City and County Manager Conn Murray met with local public representatives to brief them on developments.“I understand the great shock experienced by residents especially the elderly,” he said. “Nobody in the city, not even the oldest resident of King’s Island, can ever recall such severe flooding. We had our preparations made and had been working to shore up defences for days in the areas considered most at risk of flooding in the city and county but the volume of water was such that many of our defences were simply unable to cope.”last_img read more