Flood warning issued for Cork city

Union Quay in Cork city is one of the at-risk areas. If the Quay walls are breached here then there is a high risk of localised flooding. We are asking all business / premises owners to be vigilant keep up to date with weather and flood alert warnings and ensure regular  property check are in place during this period

A flood warning has been issued for Cork city ahead of an expected tidal surge, heavy rainfall and high spring tides.

Prior to and after high tide tomorrow morning, there is a danger of flooding in the city, according to Cork County Council.

It is possible that flooding may occur in the low-lying areas of the city centre, warned the council.

The main impact is expected to be on roadways but there will be some risk to properties.

The council has warned householders and businesses to take precautionary measures to protect their property.

Met Éireann has issued a status orange weather warning for Cork. Between 40-70mm of rainfall is expected along the south coast and in mountainous areas.

Met Éireann also warned of high tides.

Cork County Council's Severe Weather Assessment Team met today to consider the weather warning.

They carried out inspections of known hot spots in the city centre this afternoon and road crews were put on standby throughout the county.

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