Ministers and officials meet

BBC News reports that:

“An emergency meeting has taken place at Stormont between ministers and relevant agencies in the aftermath of Saturday’s flooding.”

Environment minister Sammy Wilson confirmed there would be a compensation scheme for flood victims:

“those affected could expect to receive around £1,000 in compensation, but the figure has yet to be finalised. Councils will be notified of the scheme on Monday so that people will be able to make applications,”

UPDATE Regional Development Minister Conor Murphy says agencies had been preparing for floods:

“…the relevant agencies met on Friday after receiving weather warnings. As a result Northern Ireland Water was able to deploy resources and contractors throughout the event and around the clock,”

Although preparation was not his party colleague, John O’Dowd’s experience (or Tom Hartley’s):

“They were overwhelmed themselves and there didn’t appear to be any coordination at all.”