Last week’s flooding parts of Northern Ireland saw 6-7mm of rain falling per hour for three to four hours non-stop on ground that was already wet with the worst flooding taking place in Counties Armagh and Down and in particular Newry.
It was in Newry on Thursday afternoon where Robinson Services staff went beyond the call of duty as several homes and shops were evacuated on Bridge Street because part of the street was under two to three feet of water as a local river burst its banks.
The Robinson Services teams were first on the scene across many of the local businesses to assist with the major clean up. Their first priority was to ensure the safety of the public, customers and clients. They then set about removing the many gallons of water from premises and moving vehicles and passengers that had become trapped in impassable roads to safety.
Barry Donaghy, Operations Manager at Buttercrane Shopping Centre was quick to thank Robinson staff for their herculean effort in dealing with the flooding of the roads in and around Buttercrane.
“The guys were pushing cars through waist high water, carrying old ladies to their cars, and dealing with a very challenging environment with the wind and rain. A special mention to Chris Kennedy, Conor McCusker, John Taylor and Jason Martin who got thoroughly soaked and battled through until the work was done. I have already passed on my thanks, but the guys did go the extra mile tonight, in horrendous conditions.”
Linda Flynn, Facilities Manager and Stephen Morrow from Teleperformance Newry were also quick to praise Robinson Services staff and commented:
“Please can you pass on thanks from myself and Stephen to the Robinson Services cleaners this morning for their quick actions to support the site following on from the floods this morning in Newry- they acted promptly and diligently to prevent more flood damage to the store area within the Sainsbury’s call floor. All three Robinson staff members are worthy of praise bearing in mind the conditions to attend their work early this morning whenever the flooding event occurred.”
David Robinson, Managing Director of Robinson Services, commented:
“I would like to congratulate everyone involved on behalf of the entire Robinson Services management team and they deserve recognition for going above and beyond the call of duty in difficult circumstances. This monumental effort by our teams of staff epitomises the value and loyalty our employees place on their local communities, businesses and clients. A special thank you to our teams in Newry for assisting in getting many individuals lives and businesses back to normal. We will take time out to acknowledge this in due course.”
For more information contact Robinson Services on 028 9442 9717 or by email at email@example.com