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Money is available for flood defences says Minister

Mon, 09 Feb 2015


Communities in flood prone areas must decide if they want to accept the consequences of extreme weather - or do something about it.

Public meetings have been called to discuss defence options against harbour flooding and coastal overtopping.

The Department of Infrastructure is working on long-term solutions to try and reduce the social and economic impact of flooding.

Current plans indicate £32 million of funding will be needed to implement things like raised harbour walls and tidal gates - we asked Minister Phil Gawne if that money was available:


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