As the waters recede after the recent floods in the UK our thoughts naturally move on to other news stories.

But for the victims of the floods the battle to get back into their homes may have only just started.

Some are being told that they may not be back in their homes until the end of the year, the phrase “it’ll all be over by Christmas” springs to mind.

It’s that bad that some exports are comparing the flood clean up operation to that of the Blitz.

Now whether or not you agree with that particular concept most, if not all, would acknowledge that the next few months are going to be extremely tough for those families hit by the recent constant battering by the British weather.

And now we hear that there is yet another bout of severe weather heading to these shores.

The affected counties are – deep breath – Dublin, Louth, Wexford, Wicklow, Meath, Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick and Waterford.” is how the journal.ie puts it.

This could well put the brakes on any recovery work as well as putting back current plans.

So please spare a thought for those whose lives will now be put on hold for many a month to come.

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