Isle of Man News - POSTED Fri 03-01-2014

Aftermath of the storm

by Joanne Clague

Aftermath of the storm - picture

As flood waters recede, Island authorities are assessing the damage caused by a tidal surge that's been described as a 'one in 50 years' event.
Homes and businesses have been flooded and advice issued by the Manx Government on clearing up can be obtained by visiting
The Department of Infrastructure can help provide equipment to pump water out of buildings - call 850000 for assistance. The general advice is to take care to avoid hidden dangers in flood water.
Chief Constable Gary Roberts has praised the efforts of the emergency services and broader community, tweeting he was 'hugely impressed'.
The tidal surge was caused by high tides combined with gale force conditions. The weather remains unsettled and tonight's ferry sailing to Heysham has been cancelled.

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