Finance Minister Sammy Wilson who has responsibility for the Stormont Estate has said there has been a number of Government buildings within the estate which have encountered a total loss of power following the severe and heavy flooding on Wednesday night.
Dundonald House and Craigantlet Buildings are both closed. The remaining buildings within the Stormont Estate including Parliament Buildings continue to operate on a limited power supply. All business areas affected have initiated their business continuity plans to ensure that essential functions and services are maintained.
Sammy Wilson said: “The situation is being closely monitored and Northern Ireland Electricity are assisting my Department to resolve this situation as quickly as possible. Engineers have been and will continue to be on site over the weekend.”
The Departments affected by the closure are the Department of Finance and Personnel, the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and Prison Service Headquarters.
The Minister said: “I would like to take this opportunity to assure the public that all essential services provided by these Departments remain unaffected as alternative arrangements have been made and business continues as normal.”
For media enquiries please contact the Duty Press Officer via pager number 07699 715 440 and your call will be returned.