Saturday 5th December - Defence Forces Deploy Troops and Vehicles.

The Defence Forces have deployed Army personnel and Vehicles to Cork and Kerry during Storm Desmond this evening following requests from the Local Authorities in the region.

A Platoon of Troops, comprising 20 personnel, and two 6X6 Troop Carrying Vehicles (TCVs) have deployed to Bandon, Co Cork, to assist in flood defence work.

6X6 TCVs and soldiers have also been deployed to Kenmare, Tralee and Bantry and will be co-located with HSE medical teams to assist them to get to medical emergencies in flooded areas if required.

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Press Release Date: Saturday 5th December

For Further Information contact:

Press Officer: Comdt. Seán Ó Fátharta

Tel: 045 49 2502 , 045 49 2503

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