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Friday 13 December 2019

Ballsbridge braces for the worst

BALLSBRIDGE residents whose houses were flooded in last October's monster rain were on tenterhooks again today.

On October 24 last year, millions of euros of damage was caused in Dublin when rivers, including the Dodder, burst their banks.

At Herbert Cottages in Ballsbridge, some residents had to be rescued from their homes by the fire brigade in rubber rafts.

"You're apprehensive now when you hear of weather warnings and possible flooding," resident Bill Sheridan said today. "None of us can get flooding insurance."

Bill and his wife and three children had to leave their home after the flooding and only moved back in more than six months later, in May.

Many residents of Herbert Cottages have not been able to move back home yet.

hnews@herald.ie

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