100 properties in Midleton hav...


100 properties in Midleton have been flooded and high tide is due around 8pm

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06:39 18 Oct 2023

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Midleton town is currently impassable with over 100 properties flooded.

The Council has established a Coordination Centre in Midleton Fire Station to coordinate arrangements. A rest centre in Midleton Community Centre has been established to facilitate persons who require evacuation.  The Army and Civil Defence are currently on site in Midleton and are supporting evacuation measures.

Cork County Council is aware of the flooding of properties in Whitegate, Rathcormac,Glandore , Ringaskiddy Carrigaline, Raffeen, Halfway and Casteltownbere.

The road network across the county has been impacted with rolling road closures.  The N71 is closed at Rosscarbery with diversions through the town.  The N71 is also closed at Innishannon with reports of spot flooding at the Halfway roundabout. Traffic will be diverted via Crossbarry. The R610 in Carrigaline is virtually impassable.

Considering the volume of rainfall in the last 24 hours together with ongoing forecasted conditions, saturated land, high river and stream levels and coastal overtopping, Cork County Council continues to ask all road users to exercise extreme caution and only travel if necessary.

Unnecessary journeys should be avoided as the full extent of the damage is impossible to assess at this time. Motorists who must travel are asked to exercise extreme caution as driving conditions will be hazardous, with surface flash flooding and localised flooding.  Please avoid driving through flowing or standing water, exercise extreme caution during heavy rain and be especially conscious of vulnerable road users such as cyclists and pedestrians.

Cork County Council will continue to inspection and undertake emergency repair works on the roads most severely impacted across the region, having also commenced the considerable clean-up programme that lies ahead. Again, motorists are asked to be aware of the impact on the road network with damage expected as a result of standing water.

With high river levels, members of the public are advised to stay high, stay dry and away from the coast, rivers and lakes.

Issues such as flooding and road damage should be reported to your local Council Office during working hours (9am to 5pm), details of which can be found by visiting Outside working hours (5pm to 9am), the Council can be contacted via its 'Emergency Out of Hours' number (021) 4800048.

In the event of disruption to power supply, please contact ESB Networks at 1800 372 999. In the event of disruption to water supply, please contact Uisce Éireann at 1800 278 278.

Call 999 or 112 and request the Fire Service, Ambulance Service, Gardaí or Irish Coastguard as appropriate.


Blackpool Village and Glanmire Village are currently impassable, Cork City Council and Cork City Fire Service crews are on site to assist.

Across the rest of the city, many roads remain flooded in Ballyvolane, Rochestown, Blarney, and Tower with several roads impassable.  The Carrigrohane Straight Road is also flooded, with traffic still moving at a slow pace.  Cork City Council are keeping it under review.

Rainfall is is expected to ease off this evening but there is still a significant amount of water in the river network, so it may be a number of hours before roads clear.

Motorists are asked to avoid unnecessary travel, and if you must travel, please proceed with caution and follow any diversions that may be in place on your normal route. Reports have come in of motorists ignoring road closure signs in the city.  Our emergency services, including the civil defence, are working at full capacity to response to calls as they arise, please do not ignore signage and enter heavily flooded roads.

While the weather will remain wet in the coming days, tidal flooding is not expected.



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