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Does Whitestrand area flood?

  • 09-09-2020 2:55am
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    Registered Users Posts: 99 ✭✭ RANIA


    Is this an area where the houses get affected by flooding?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,274 ✭✭✭ Cheshire Cat


    RANIA wrote: »
    Is this an area where the houses get affected by flooding?

    You can check here:

    http://www.floodinfo.ie/map/floodmaps/


  • Registered Users Posts: 99 ✭✭ RANIA



    Thanks
    Just wondering if people who live there have had water damage to their homes?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 145 ✭✭ LostDuck


    I lived in the area for a few years and it didn't flood. But with rising sea levels and more extreme weather events I wouldn't rely on that for future flood risk, especially if you're looking to buy for long-term.

    Edit: Actually you can add layers on that flood maps site to see likely future flooding.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,085 ✭✭✭ what_traffic


    RANIA wrote: »
    Is this an area where the houses get affected by flooding?

    Not yet.
    Are you thinking of buying or renting?


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,454 ✭✭✭ Storm 10


    Does anyone remember a good few years ago when the field opposite was full of water after a storm, the road down from grattan road was covered in stones and sand don't think the houses got affected but the ones to the front further towards the Claddagh got flooded.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,274 ✭✭✭ Cheshire Cat


    Storm 10 wrote: »
    Does anyone remember a good few years ago when the field opposite was full of water after a storm, the road down from grattan road was covered in stones and sand don't think the houses got affected but the ones to the front further towards the Claddagh got flooded.

    Early January 2014! Salthill got a hammering and Leisureland was flooded.


  • Registered Users Posts: 99 ✭✭ RANIA


    Not yet.
    Are you thinking of buying or renting?

    Buying


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,085 ✭✭✭ what_traffic


    I looked at buying Whitestrand last year but the fact it was so low lying put me off. Be ok for next 25/30yrs but me kids inheritance.... Lowest point was 10ft and highest 17ft above Sea Level. Lots of City Centre/Salthill is in a similar position though.
    If the Dutch invaded us, would have more confidence.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 145 ✭✭ LostDuck


    You should check our the episode of Grand Designs with the house along the banks of the Thames that rises when the river floods! ;)


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