Sinn Féin MLA for East Antrim Oliver McMullan has called for a greater focus to be placed on the long term drainage plans for the Mid Glens area. This follows flooding in the town of Carnlough following heavy rainfall.
Speaking today Mr McMullan said:
“The recent difficulties of flooding that the residents of Carnlough had to endure came as no surprise to anyone.
“I have been calling for the drainage council to rescind their decision of not allowing a designation line in the Cranny River in Carnlough
“I’ve asked the River Agency to set up a meeting to discuss this issue and other issues concerning recent flooding in in Carnlough area and the mid glens including Cushendall, Glenarriff and Cushendun.
“Whilst credit has got to be given to River Agency and the local Cushendall Fire Service to the speedy response to my request on Sunday night help with the pumps and sandbags this discussion needs to be centered on how we can focus more so on the longterm drainage in this area.”