Cork County Council can confirm that extensive tidal flooding has occurred along the coastline this morning. The storm surge coupled with spring tides have been the major contributory factors. A southerly wind direction and high wind speeds coinciding with high tides had the effect of increasing the tide significantly.
Locations which have been effected include: –
- Bantry (15 properties)
Cork County Council’s Fire Service and roads crews have attended a number of locations this morning and continue to assist as the tidal waters subside.
A status Yellow Wind and Rain Warning is in effect until 3.00PM today. Cork County Council advises road users to be aware of the danger posed by high winds. Driving conditions may be hazardous with surface flooding possible. Motorists are advised to avoid driving through flowing or standing water and to exercise caution during heavy wind and rain. Motorists are also asked to be conscious of cyclists and pedestrians.
Issues such as fallen trees, flooding and road damage should be reported to the relevant Local Area Office during working hours or contact the Council’s Emergency Out of Hours number (021) 4800048 (5pm-9am & weekends & bank holidays). Contact details for the Council’s Area Offices are available at www.corkcoco.ie or by contacting Cork County Council Headquarters on (021) 4276891.
The strong winds may give rise to localised power outages. In the event of disruption to power supply, please contact ESB Networks at 1850 372 999. Fallen or grounded wires should be avoided, and the public are advised call ESB in assisting with the identification of location of fallen wires.
In the event of disruption to water supply, please contact Irish Water at 1850 278 278.
Cork County Council will provide updates on www.corkcoco.ie and on the Council’s social media channels @Corkcoco.
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