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Busy year for Civil Defence

Thu, 27 Oct 2016

The Island's Civil Defence volunteers saw a 15% increase in their workload over the last 12 months.

The organisation, which helps the likes of the Coastguard, Emergency Services and the Department of Infrastructure during severe weather, put in 5,300 hours of service over the last year.

The period included the wettest winter since Manx records began, during which the Civil Defence distributed thousands of sandbags to homes and businesses across the Island.

As well as providing support during emergency incidents, the volunteers also worked at sporting and community events, such as the Parish Walk and Tynwald Day.

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