Flood warnings for Cork and Dublin
Councils in Dublin city and Cork city have issued flood alerts for tonight and tomorrow as Met Éireann warns of very high tides and 25mm of rainfall.
Dublin City Council has warned that tomorrow’s tide is predicted to be extremely high and above the council’s tide alert levels.
Following am meeting of the council's flooding action group it will take a number of actions will be taken as a precautionary measure. The car parks at Sandymount Promenade and at Clontarf are closed, flood gates on the River Dodder will be closed tomorrow for the weekend, flood defences on the River Tolka are being put in place, the Liffey Boardwalk defences will be closed tomorrow morning and the Spencer Dock Flood gates have been closed.
Dublin City Council have a stock of sandbags that will be used by drainage staff if required in Sandymount and Clontarf.
Marine Drive will be closed at is junction with the Beach Road and Strand Road after rush hour tomorrow morning using sandbags but will reopen in the afternoon. Council staff are on standby should any flooding occur.
Cork City Council has urged householders and businesses to take precautionary measures to protect properties. It has issued a flood warning for parts of the city centre over the next four days. The risk is said to be greatest at high tide tomorrow morning.
“A tidal surge and strong south to south easterly winds are predicted over the next number of days” with particular severity for tomorrow morning, the council said.
Cork City Council say the areas at risk of flooding include South Terrace, Trinity Bridge, Georges Quay, Cotter Street, Stable Lane, Union Quay, Morrisons Quay, Proby's Quay, French's Quay, Crosses Green, Sharman Crawford Street, Wandesford Quay, Lavitts Quay, Kyrl's Street and Kyrl's Quay, Coal Quay, South Mall, Oliver Plunkett Street, Pembroke Street, Prince's Street, Marlborough Street, Cook Street, Winthrop Street, Kennedy Quay, Centre Park Road and Monahan Road.
Met Éireann has warned of very high tides, low pressure and onshore southeast gales with possible rainfall of 20mm to 25mm giving potential for coastal flooding on the south and east coasts tonight and tomorrow morning.