Serious Flooding In Cork

Serious flooding has occurred in a number of areas throughout the county Cork this morning after heavy rainfall.

The main locations affected were on the Southern and Northern environs of Cork city and in Clonakilty town. However, flooding has extended over many other areas as well.

Cork County Council has been interacting with the GARDAI and the HSE to coordinate the response. The Council initiated its flooding response plan at 4 am this morning. Council fire and roads staff attended at the flooding sites from 2.00 am. Road crews have been on site since first light cleaning blockages. The Council's Crisis Management Team met at 7.00 am and continues to coordinate the response effort.

MET Eireann issued a warning at 5pm on 27th June of heavy rainfall expected. In response, Council crews undertook checks at key flooding locations in order to ensure proper drainage. The rainfall has now abated and water levels are dropping. MET Eireann have advised that 50 mm of rainfall fell over a 3 to 4 hours period overnight. Rainfall so far in June has been over three times the monthly average for June.

Roads remain impassable in a number of areas including Clonakilty town, Douglas and Sarsfield's Road. The Council is currently undertaking a review of all water services facilities to ensure continued service.


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