Residents and business owners in Glanmire affected by the recent flooding have been urged to attend a public meeting tonight.
The meeting, which has been organised by Meadowbrook residents, will take place in Glanmire Community Centre, Riverstown, at 8pm.
The findings of the meeting will be conveyed to County Manager Martin Riordan, who is set to meet with residents and business owners to discuss the situation which decimated many homes in the area in late June.
Up to 30 families were evacuated from the 48-house estate of Meadowbrook, as they left their homes untouched waiting for insurance assessors and builders to come and inspect their properties in the aftermath of the flooding which devastated many parts of Cork county including Clonakilty and Douglas.
The estate in Riverstown was submerged in up to four feet of water when the flooding occurred and it only started to recede just before lunchtime that day, leaving behind a thick layer of mud.
Businesses in the nearby Hazelwood Shopping Centre did not escape the damage, with many businesses having to close for a number of days. Glanmire Library still has not re-opened due to damage caused to its stock.
The meeting is a good opportunity for people to voice their opinions on what needs to be done to minimise such damage in future, according to county councillor Noel Costello.
Cllr Costello told the Evening Echo: “People are understandably angry and I would encourage them to air their views tonight. It is a tough situation that people find themselves in as the reality dawns. It is tough for so many people.
“The business community has recovered well in such a short space of time and the community support is to be commended for that.
“The views aired tonight will be expressed to the county council so it is in people’s own interest to come along to the community centre. It will be an interesting meeting, that’s for sure.”