Words: Dray Morgan
Devastating floods have seen areas around Cork County majorly damaged. Locals have been displaced from their homes and many roadways around the city are still cut off. Described as the worst flood some parts of Cork have seen in 400 years, here’s how you can help.
Storm Babet has been devastating on Cork. Millions of euro of damage and no time scale for when things may return to normal for those in areas that are most affected. Over 100 properties in Middleton have been seriously flooded as well as Glanmire being effectively isolated by water levels.
Distressing images of locals being rescued from their homes or attempting to save their pets or livelihoods have circulated online. Defence forces are currently working with locals to ensure the safety of the community. The Humanitarian Assistance Scheme, an emergency fund for those impacted by major weather events, has also been opened for the first time ever after the flooding Being described as the worst Cork has seen for 400 years.
savecorkcity.org has been campaigning for better flood prevention infrastructure throughout the county’s coastline. Amongst other projects, the registered charity has created a detailed 50-page proposal on how to prevent flooding in Cork. Donations go towards professional analysis of flood infrastructure in Cork City such as building flood walls at major flood zones along the River Lee.
Alternatively, a GoFundMe has been set up by locals to assist the families directly who have been most impacted by the flooding. With the cleanup operation estimated to surpass the Government’s 10 million euro budget, locals need all the grassroots assistance possible.
Donate to Save Cork City here
Donate to the GoFundMe here
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