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Car parks and flooding in Salthill

  • 26-01-2016 2:21pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 17,290 ✭✭✭✭ Thargor


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    http://www.broadsheet.ie/2016/01/26/salt-lake/

    This used to be a once every 2-3 years occurrence but it happens every weather event now, another dozen or so write offs to drive all our insurance premiums ever higher, you cant blame the tourists or foreigners living here because it does look like somewhere that doesn't flood (even with the large amount of sand and seaweed in there), its the councils fault for not blocking it off when they know any yellow or orange event is going to do it, it should at least be signposted properly.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,830 ✭✭✭ _Whimsical_


    I have to agree. It's all well and good bashing people who park there during weather events for being stupid enough to have done so or for not heeding warnings etc but the reality is everyone with a car insurance policy is paying for this.It really can't go on so regularly. Something needs to be done.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,606 schemingbohemia


    Is it not the case that a lot of people deliberately leave their cars there when they know there's a weather event occurring? That's what I heard anyway.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 29,933 ✭✭✭✭ TerrorFirmer




  • Registered Users Posts: 4,084 ✭✭✭ what_traffic


    Video of the flooding here http://connachttribune.ie/residents-outraged-as-up-to-20-cars-written-off-in-toft-carpark-flood-602/

    Time to close the Toft car park and access road and extend the seaside park to the Aquarium. Provide residents only parking near the apartments using the access road behind Seapoint.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,084 ✭✭✭ what_traffic




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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 15,238 Diabhal Beag


    Ban the sea imo.


  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators, Regional North Mods, Regional West Moderators Posts: 81,470 Mod ✭✭✭✭ biko


    Is there even a sign?

    "Car park prone to flooding. Do not park here if risk of heavy rain!" or similar.


  • Site Banned Posts: 6,499 XR3i


    never turn your back to the sea


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,887 ✭✭✭✭ Mrs OBumble


    biko wrote: »
    Is there even a sign?

    "Car park prone to flooding. Do not park here if risk of heavy rain!" or similar.

    Yes! We've seen pictures of it in earlier threads, I'm sure.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,084 ✭✭✭ what_traffic


    biko wrote: »
    Is there even a sign?

    "Car park prone to flooding. Do not park here if risk of heavy rain!" or similar.

    There is, shows a photo of car park flooded and cars flooded as well, but it is not a "Real Time Information" Sign that can now be seen on some of the approach roads in the City.

    Are the car owners covered by Insurance if they have parked in a place that is known to flood I wonder?


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 34 ✭✭✭ FluffyMcCardy


    I guess those people never read or watch the weather forecast. Heavy rain and high winds were well flagged up and frankly that carpark is probably the most famous in Ireland for flooding with multiple videos and photos on the net and a regular slot on RTE news. There's even a big sign on the gate saying 'prone to flooding'.

    What more warning do they need? If they're really local residents then they can hardly be surprised.


  • Site Banned Posts: 6,499 XR3i


    i drove through salthill this evening, seaweed and rocks on the road

    long live galway


  • Site Banned Posts: 6,499 XR3i


    i drove through salthill this evening, seaweed and rocks on the road

    long live galway


  • Registered Users Posts: 72,845 ✭✭✭✭ Atlantic Dawn


    It has to be insurance fraud, nobody could be that fooking thick to leave a car there with the warnings in place. I hope for the rest of us they don't get one cent for their claims.


  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 10,577 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Robbo


    Have we tried having Padraig Conneely photographed next to it, looking stern?


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 14,138 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Zzippy


    Robbo wrote: »
    Have we tried having Padraig Conneely photographed next to it, looking stern?

    No, Really Screams has dibs on flooding, he gets dibs on parking issues.


  • Registered Users Posts: 509 ✭✭ Paddyfield


    The problem is that this car park is on reclaimed land and is lower than the Promenade road. All you need is a high tide, a south westerly or southerly wind and gale force conditions.


  • Registered Users Posts: 445 ✭✭ Czhornet


    Paddyfield wrote: »
    The problem is that this car park is on reclaimed land and is lower than the Promenade road. All you need is a high tide, a south westerly or southerly wind and gale force conditions.

    And seaweed blown in from the sea to cover the gully's. This stops the water from draining away and is the biggest cause of the flooding.


  • Registered Users Posts: 78,229 ✭✭✭✭ Victor


    Thargor wrote: »
    This used to be a once every 2-3 years occurrence but it happens every weather event now
    Welcome to car-induced global warming.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,437 c_man


    I don't know how anyone could miss the big bloody sign of the partially submerged car on the way into it! Used to live nearby and often saw people parking there when there were clear weather warnings of what to expect... That being said, it seems that people just won't heed any of this so maybe it's time to save them from themselves. Not sure where additional parking to take up the slack could come from though.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,084 ✭✭✭ what_traffic


    https://www.irishtimes.com/news/environment/cars-stranded-as-storm-erik-hits-galway-1.3786781

    Feb 8, 2019 Cars have been left stranded in flood water after Storm Erik made its presence felt in Salthill, Co Galway. Video: Joe O'Shaughnessy


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,606 schemingbohemia


    Wonder how many were driven down there specifically by news of the storm???


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,743 ✭✭✭✭ zell12


    Do insurance companies pay out?


  • Registered Users Posts: 203 ✭✭ Yourmama


    Most of these cars are old, very little value and impossible to sell. I can bet they were left there deliberately to get insurance payout.


  • Registered Users Posts: 218 ✭✭ Faze11


    Unlikely there for insurance claim given the increase in premium after claim. Doesn't make sense.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,809 ✭✭✭ T-Maxx


    Yourmama wrote:
    Most of these cars are old, very little value and impossible to sell. I can bet they were left there deliberately to get insurance payout.


    It's obvious you don't know how car insurance work.


  • Registered Users Posts: 203 ✭✭ Yourmama


    T-Maxx wrote:
    It's obvious you don't know how car insurance work.


    Enlighten me


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,163 ✭✭✭ pg633


    c_man wrote: »
    I don't know how anyone could miss the big bloody sign of the partially submerged car on the way into it! Used to live nearby and often saw people parking there when there were clear weather warnings of what to expect... That being said, it seems that people just won't heed any of this so maybe it's time to save them from themselves. Not sure where additional parking to take up the slack could come from though.
    I know this is a three year old post but a lot of people can be oblivious to weather warnings.
    If you don't consume much Irish media you could easily miss it.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,329 ✭✭✭✭ ben.schlomo


    pg633 wrote: »
    c_man wrote: »
    I don't know how anyone could miss the big bloody sign of the partially submerged car on the way into it! Used to live nearby and often saw people parking there when there were clear weather warnings of what to expect... That being said, it seems that people just won't heed any of this so maybe it's time to save them from themselves. Not sure where additional parking to take up the slack could come from though.
    I know this is a three year old post but a lot of people can be oblivious to weather warnings.
    If you don't consume much Irish media you could easily miss it.
    Theres no helping some people sure and this is what happens.


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