Flood Hazard Mapping

Clane Area Meeting

11 February 2014

Councillor Pádraig McEvoy 

Motion

With reports of flood insurance refused to people within 500 metres of watercourses, that the council ask the OPW for a progress update on the Flood Hazard Mapping.

Report

Draft CFRAM Flood Extent Mapping for the 0.01%, 0.1 % and 1% return periods (1,000, 100 and 10 year return periods) for the Areas for Further Assessment (AFA’s) will be published for public consultation in July 2014. It should be noted that mapping will only be published for areas listed as AFA’s. The county wide list of AFA’s is as follows:

• Clane
• Hazelhatch
• Kilcock
• Leixlip
• Maynooth
• Naas
• Newbridge
• Turnings / Killeenmore (published)
• Allenwood
• Athy
• Castledermot
• Monasterevin
• Suncroft
• Rathangan

The Committee should also note that over the past number of years, Kildare County Council has completed a number of flood alleviation schemes in the County and is in a position to issue a letter of assistance to homeowners in areas where works have been completed.

OPW