Lives could be at risk if flood prevention measures are not introduced in Lifford

A councillor has warned that lives could be lost if flood prevention measures are not introduced in Lifford.

A nationwide study is expected to confirm that Lifford is one of the country's area classed as at risk of flooding.

Raising the issue Councillor Gerry Crawford claimed that work to prevent flooding in Strabane in recent years may make the problem worse in Lifford.

He is calling on the Council to identify if there is a great risk of flooding, and if so, to introduce preventative measures:

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