The high water levels which were being kept at bay by the Fermoy flood defence. (Photo courtesy Frank O'Flynn)

A fault that occurred in a pump house on Rathealy Road, Fermoy in the early hours of Wednesday morning has resulted in the flooding of a number of local businesses in the town.

According to Richie Flynn of The Avondhu Bar, four to five inches of water came into his premises following the heavy rain in recent days, with a faulty pump sensor on part of the flood defence scheme understood to be the root cause. 

“It’s disgraceful, four inches of water is the same as having five feet of water, it does the same damage. This will take up to six months to dry out. Tile structures are damaged, floors ruined, tables and chairs are all getting soaked,” a concerned Richie told The Avondhu on Wednesday.

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