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Multi-agency approach praised in aftermath of storm Ophelia

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Multi-agency approach praised in aftermath of storm Ophelia thumbnailShore Street Cushendall where a tree felled by Storm Ophelia blocked the road

BALLYCASTLE and Glens Sinn Féin Councillor Cara McShane has praised the multi-agency approach taken by Council and other statutory bodies during the course of Storm Ophelia.

Whilst a major clean-up is expected throughout the Borough, Cllr McShane said constituents are counting their blessings that damage caused wasn’t as bad as expected.

On Monday businesses prepared for the worst, as a number of shops, banks and schools, as well as public buildings including libraries, Town Halls and leisure centres closed their doors earlier than usual.

The National Trust closed all its North Coast sites including Giant’s Causeway and Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge.  There was also some disruption to Causeway Coast and Glens Council’s services due to the severe weather forecast.

However, speaking to The Chronicle on Tuesday morning, Cllr Cara McShane, praised Council Chief Executive Mr David Jackson for his regular updates, saying the approach had given her confidence in an emergency situation.

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