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Residents affected by Sion Mills floods need support - Begley

22 September, 2019 - by Órfhlaith Begley

Sinn Fein MP Sinn Féin MP Órfhlaith Begley has said every effort must be made to support residents affected by flooding in Sion Mills. 

The West Tyrone MP said: 

“More than 30 homes have been flooded in the Main Street area of Sion Mills following severe rain, with flood waters several feet high in some areas. 

“An incident centre has been set up at McGillon’s garage in the village and the main A5 road has been closed as a result of the severe weather. 

“Melvin Leisure Centre in Strabane has been opened as a rest centre for those affected by the Sion flooding and buses have been put on to take people from the village. 

“This flooding has been extremely distressing for local residents and every effort must be made to support them and to ensure it does not happen again. 

“Sinn Fein representatives are on the ground helping residents and have been in contact with the emergency services and other statutory agencies and will keep local residents up to date with what is happening.

“Any residents concerned about flooding should contact the flooding incident line on 0300 2000 100.” 

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