FLOOD WARNING: Climate change ‘could mean a 40 percent rise in number of local homes at risk of flooding’

Flood warning signs at the River Braid in Ballymena's Ecos Park.

CLIMATE change could see hundreds more homes in Mid & East Antrim come under threat of flooding, local councillors have been told.

Minutes of a meeting of the local Council’s Climate Change Working Group show it is estimated that around 3,400 homes are currently at risk of being flooded in the district.

The minutes said Mr Ronan Devlin, from the Asset Management and Mapping Unit of Department  for Infrastructure Rivers branch, said the impact of climate change, rising sea levels and more torrential flooding would result in a 40 percent increase in the number of homes at risk of flooding in the borough Рto 4,700.

The minutes show ‘flood risks’ in the district were discussed at the meeting.

The minutes show one point of discussion was ‘risks associated at People’s Park and mill ponds due to reservoirs’.

The reservoir at People’s Park.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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