Met Éireann has issued a Status Yellow Wind Warning for Cork valid from 17:00 Thursday 20th August to 05:00 Friday 21st August. Very strong south to southeast winds later today, veering southwesterly overnight with the potential for further impacts and a continued risk of coastal flooding.
A Status Yellow Rainfall Warning remains in place for Ireland from 09:00 Thursday 20th August to 05:00 Friday 21st August. Heavy squally downpours and thunderstorms will bring a risk of spot flooding at times today and tonight.
Combined with high winds, a potential risk remains for coastal flooding this evening at High Tide.
Cork County Council’s Severe Weather Assessment and Crisis Management Teams have convened this morning and again this afternoon and can confirm that the Council’s emergency phone line received over 175 calls overnight, with up to 100 calls relating to fallen trees on roads across the county.
Cork County Council’s Fire Service and Roads Department, assisted by the Civil Defence worked throughout the night, assisting properties affected by flooding in Skibbereen.
Cork County Council crews have responded to flash flooding in Youghal town this morning, which has been resolved.
Fermoy Town Park will remain closed until further notice due to fallen trees and debris during last night’s storm.
Cork County Council’s Local Offices in Youghal and Charleville are currently experiencing difficulties with phone lines, please contact the Council’s Emergency Telephone (021) 4800048.
Following recent weather events, trees have been weakened and remain susceptible to further damage. Landowners are asked to examine trees within their property for damage.
Property owners are advised to take precautions in low lying areas or areas susceptible to flooding; structural damage is possible.
Road users are asked to exercise extreme caution as there is a lot of debris, loose branches and fallen trees and areas of spot flooding on many roads. Motorists are advised to drive with caution during heavy rain, not to drive through flood waters and be conscious of cyclists and pedestrians. Cork County Council asks all road users to be aware of the danger posed by high winds.
Members of the public are advised to stay high, stay dry and stay away from the coast, rivers and lakes.
Cork County Council crews continue to remain on standby and continue to assist affected communities, clean-up, remove debris from roads and prepare for additional heavy rainfall that is anticipated this evening. Cork County Council is working with local communities and stakeholders to continue to prepare and monitor this current weather event.
For assistance with issues such as fallen trees, flooding and road damage, contact Cork County Council’s Emergency Number (021) 4800048, currently operating 24 hours.
In the event of a disruption to power supply, please contact ESB Networks at 1850 372999. In the event of a disruption to water supply, please contact Irish Water at 1850 278278. In the event of an emergency call 999 or 112 and request the Fire Service, Ambulance Service, Gardaí or Irish Coastguard as appropriate. DO NOT assume others will do this.
Cork County Council’s Crisis Management Team will reconvene again later today and further updates will issue when available on Cork County Council’s website www.corkcoco.ie and social media channels @Corkcoco
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