Kieran McCarthy MLA said: “The £1m of flood alleviation funding is very welcome. It is essential that there is joined-up and pro-active approach so that government can have strong measures in place prevent flooding. Taking preventative measures is crucial to trying to avert problems down the line.
“This is a very difficult time for all the people affected by this and my thoughts are with them as they address the impact of the flooding.
“It’s essential that there is joined-up government to help ensure work is done to make improvements in our infrastructure which could help prevent flooding like this in future.
“I think it is crucial that government learns the lessons from incidents like this so that pro-active measures are taken regarding infrastructure so that we can work to prevent scenes like these in the future.”