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Three different weather events are to hit Cork tomorrow as Storm Agnes makes landfall

RedFM News
RedFM News

05:00 26 Sep 2023

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A Yellow weather warning will be in operation from 7am, while an Orange Alert takes effect from 9am and high tide is to hit the city at 5pm

Up to 35mm of rain is expected to fall tomorrow with spells of heavy and occasionally intense rain falls which is expected to lead to some spot flooding

Winds are also set to be strong and gusty leading to difficult driving conditions and the possibility of power outages across the city and county

David Joyce Director of Services at Cork City Council told RedFM News that they are not predicting widespread flooding as a result of the evening high tide in the city

"There is  high tide at 4.55pm  tomorrow evening, there is also quite a strong storm surge associated with the storm passing over Cork at that time. So we are anticipating that some of the low lying quays across the city centre - Union Quay and Morrisson's Island will experience some flooding in the parking areas. And we also expect that some of the low lying quays will have some traffic disruption we don't anticipate that the flooding will go n to South Mall or Oliver Plunkett Street"


Cork County Council is warning of the potential for coastal flooding, localised flooding, power outages and hazardous travel conditions

Council crews are on standby in several known risk locations across the county with crews currently clearing inlets and gullies ahead of Storm Agnes

Sandbags and pumping arrangements will be in place in known problem locations.

Members of the public are being advised to stay high, stay dry and stay away from the coast, rivers and lakes.

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