Sinn Féin MLA Daithí McKay has said that rainfall in parts of North Antrim on Friday were ‘unprecedented’. He also said that he and party colleagues will be meeting with statutory agencies to ensure that where preventative measures can be put in place this will be done.
He said: “A number of properties were unfortunately flooded in the area on Friday and a number narrowly avoided being flooded because of the quick thinking and work of communities on the ground as well as statutory agencies.
“It is one of the heaviest rainfalls I have seen in terms of concentration but I do think that it has flagged up some cases were flooding risk needs to be again assessed and preventative work carried out. I visited a number of properties in Rasharkin and Portglenone over the weekend and these are clearly examples were homes have been at risk from flooding on numerous occasions over the past five years.
“Prevention is obviously better than the cure and we will be meeting with statutory agencies to discuss these cases were solutions to the risk posed are clear to see.”