Securing improved flood defences for Cork is vital to the future prosperity of the city. The CBA’s Infrastructure Group aims to ensure that appropriate flood defence measures are implemented as a matter of priority; and in a manner that preserves the city’s historical connectivity with the river. Our Infrastructure group have visited several locations such as Fermoy, Clonmel, and Waterford to assess the type and standard of construction used and to review the level of flood prevention success achieved in these locations to-date. The CBA will continue to engage on a local and national level to ensure that the works agreed for Corks flood defences are to the highest standards both structurally and aesthetically and are delivered as expeditiously as possible.
The CBA will continue to provide advice and assistance to our members in the area of flood prevention for individual premises and ensure they are aware of the most up to date products on the market. We will continue to work with Cork City Council to ensure Flood warning alerts are delivered to all businesses in the city to both CBA members and non-members. If you are still not signed up for this vital service please register immediately by contacting: www.corkcity.ie/smsregister/
The CBA is actively working in partnership with the Irish National Flood Forum on the critical issue of Flood Insurance.
Whilst recognising this is a national issue and affects both business and private households we are supporting the objectives of INFF which is that once the OPW have completed their 1in100 flood defence plan then Insurance Cover should follow. The CBA recently made a submission to the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform on this issue