With residents of Co Leitrim all too aware of the devastation that can be wrought by floodwaters, the Government is calling on locals to have their say on the Draft Preliminary Flood Risk Assessment.
This is the first stage in the preparation of Flood Risk Management Plans for the entire country and a copy of the Draft document, including maps relating to Co Leitrim, are available for inspection in the Leitrim County Council Offices during normal working hours, until Friday, October 7.
This documentation is also available for viewing on the CFRAM website www.cfram.ie under the Public Consultation link.
The draft documentation is based on existing and historical knowledge of flood events and it is important everyone study the documentation and maps in order to ensure any errors or omissions are dealt with prior to the creation of the final assessment.
Leitrim County Council will be submitting its formal response to the PFRA findings covering County Leitrim.
Any member of the public, however, is also invited to make a submission by post to: Mr. P McAlinney, PFRA Consultation, Office of Public Works, 17-19 Hatch Street, Dublin 2, via the website www.cfram.ie by following the link to ‘Public Consultation’ or via email to PFRA@opw.ie
Any such submissions/observations must be received no later than 1st November 2011.