Political meetings as makeshift barriers spring up at port

Sandbags

Sandbags

Although the Lagan Weir can help to curb the worst effects of tidal surges, those on the wrong side of it are still vulnerable.

Yesterday homes and businesses in the Sailortown district, just on the other side of the flood defence barrage, were among those crossing their fingers and hoping for the best as the peak surge hit at noon.

First Minister Peter Robinson and deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness meet with members of the Executive, Head of the Civil Service Dr Malcolm McKibbin and other Government Agencies at Stormont Castle
First Minister Peter Robinson and deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness meet with members of the Executive, Head of the Civil Service Dr Malcolm McKibbin and other Government Agencies at Stormont Castle

The entrance to Belfast Port, by Buffer McMahon’s pub, was closed off temporarily as a miniature wall of sandbags was laid across the road.

 

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