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Maskey seeks reassurances on flood prevention for South Belfast

15 June, 2012 - by Alex Maskey

Following recent flooding in residential areas across South Belfast, Sinn Féin MLA Alex Maskey has been in contact with NI Water today following heavy consistent rain in the area.

"Earlier this week many residents in the constituency experienced flooding in their streets causing severe disruption and in some cases damage to property. 

"Much of the worst incidents occurred in the Lisburn Road and Finaghy areas. 

"I have been in contact with NI Water this afternoon to ensure that they are taking all necessary precautions to deal with any further incidents of flooding. 

"The staff have assured me that they have the appropriate levels of staff ready to deal with any further flooding. 

"I have also scheduled a meeting with the Minister Danny Kennedy for early next week to explore how he can bring forward the essential remedial work which would greatly reduce the potential for flooding in these areas. 

"Should any residents need to report flooding they should contact the NI Water helpline on 0845 744 0088."

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