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#46

Cork airport reported 13mm up to 18.00 and a further 16mm up to 0.00
Valentia 28mm at 18.00 and a further 11mm at 0.00
Sherkin 28mm in the same period.

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igCorcaigh Registered User
#47

Soccarboy11 said:
I wonder what the chances of the Lee overflowing are, I doubt it as CCC haven't released any reports that it may happen, Clonakilty, Bandon, Skibbeereen have a high chance of flooding though I am guessing.


Not sure, is that more a tidal event? The river looked low when I passed it earlier on tonight, but with all the rainfall upland maybe next high tide might pose a threat?

happywithlife Registered User
#48

irishfeen said:
Absolutely lashing rain here in North Cork all evening long - just back in from driving and there is significant lodging of water and flooding around Mallow already - the N72 is carrying surface water at this stage.

Just seen on Twitter that the flood prevention gates have been ordered up in Mallow town tonight.


The river was already very high thursday morning on my way to work.. I take the back road by the old beet factory and workers were monitoring it thursday morning. They also did some kind of clearance work at the bridge on that road too. It's going to be a monster of a flood I reckon

foxy farmer Registered User
#49

Bandon River at 1.53 m and rising.
http://www.bandonfloodwarning.ie/

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Soccarboy11 Registered User
#50

igCorcaigh said:
Not sure, is that more a tidal event? The river looked low when I passed it earlier on tonight, but with all the rainfall upland maybe next high tide might pose a threat?


thats what I thought, the Lee is controlled by the ESB with inniscarra if I remember (and that event where they let out too much water and flooded the city ) so depending on the amount of water building up behind that dam, and the time of high tide.. who knows. However the other towns in west cork would be more based on rain from the fields etc such as the Bandon River and Clonakilty

Soccarboy11 Registered User
#51

foxy farmer said:
Bandon River at 1.53 m and rising.
http://www.bandonfloodwarning.ie/


its been upped to an orange flood warning! Not good for them! Disgraceful that the flood relief scheme is taking so long for there. drive past there every week or so and its just the same for the last few weeks, building site.

Itssoeasy Registered User
#52

Soccarboy11 said:
thats what I thought, the Lee is controlled by the ESB with inniscarra if I remember (and that event where they let out too much water and flooded the city ) so depending on the amount of water building up behind that dam, and the time of high tide.. who knows. However the other towns in west cork would be more based on rain from the fields etc such as the Bandon River and Clonakilty


yeah the quay wall by the Mercy hospital didn't enjoy that day. I remember walking home from work on the north side of the city and I used to walk through Fitzgerald's park to get home not realising the flood waters. I walked across the shaky bridge and fitzgerald's park was like a lake. I've never seen anything like it.

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JCX BXC Registered User
#54

8.6mm here in West Clare, I note Shannon got even less tallying in at just over 5mm.
Surprising considering the yellow warning.

The last yellow I got just over 14mm here.

#57

Quite a downpour here now outside Arklow from the dregs of this system
I thought it was hail but it’s actually big drops of heavy rain hitting the window

foxy farmer Registered User
#58

Soccarboy11 said:
its been upped to an orange flood warning! Not good for them! Disgraceful that the flood relief scheme is taking so long for there. drive past there every week or so and its just the same for the last few weeks, building site.


Passed through Bandon around 2.30 today and Gardai diverting traffic. Fire brigade at the bridge and an engine driven pump as well. Water level rose to just short of red alert status. The town centre wasn't flooded but I'd say it wasn't far away.
All the digging in the river in the last 2 yrs doesn't seem to be very successful. The flood plain west at Baxters Bridge/the black sticks was under several feet of water.

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Soccarboy11 Registered User
#59

foxy farmer said:
Passed through Bandon around 2.30 today and Gardai diverting traffic. Fire brigade at the bridge and an engine driven pump as well. Water level rose to just short of red alert status. The town centre wasn't flooded but I'd say it wasn't far away.
All the digging in the river in the last 2 yrs doesn't seem to be very successful. The flood plain west at Baxters Bridge/the black sticks was under several feet of water.


And there was a lot of digging there, the amount of soil and rock they took out and moved across to the fields across the road, even totally diverting the river to do it is crazy. The fact guards had to divert and extra pumps put in just shows the plan has failed and rather then continuing to let it fail they need to re plan and just get it done once and for all.

Arlessienne Registered User
#60

There seems to be some glitches in the online reporting of these warnings. No warnings were showing on ME's website from 9am this morning, yet they had issued them for up to 6pm today for some areas. And yet the eu meteoalarm map on the site is still showing Ireland in yellow even now, though when you click through the end time given is 3pm/6pm.

Did they cancel these warnings early or something given they dropped them from their own site?

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