Lime Street floods caused by boat ramp, say residents

The back of Lime Street where access to properties had been blocked up with sandbags. Picture Alex Maddrell

The back of Lime Street where access to properties had been blocked up with sandbags. Picture Alex Maddrell

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Storm surge flooding in Port St Mary’s Lime Street is caused, residents agree, by the design of the boat park and an inadequate sea wall.

Speaking after a series of floods had hit the street – the latest of which was during high tide on Monday afternoon – resident Alan Grace said: ‘Water came up the back for the third time in a week. Because we had sandbags this time, the damage was minimal. This time the properties either side of me were flooded.

‘It’s very concerning to me about the way the Department of Infrastructure (DoI) has reacted and not made any attempt to stop the way it’s coming up the boat ramp. It comes up there and with the wind there is no chance ... they made a barrier but it did not hold, they need something more substantial.’

 

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