Serious Flooding in Ireland and UK

November 22, 2009 at 5:57 pm | Posted in Lifescape | Leave a comment
Poor folks!!!
clipped from www.irishtimes.com

Flooding: worst affected areas

Flooding on the Davis Road in Clonmel, Co. Tipperary. Photo: Kuba Zdun

Cork city experienced some of the worst flooding in twenty years overnight with gardaí being left with little choice but to close certain areas due to the flood waters.

In Cork city the quay wall near the Mercy Hospital collapsed in the early hours of this morning causing serious flooding. Patients and staff in the Mercy had to be moved to more secure parts of the building.

GALWAY

Extensive flooding across Galway which has cut off all major approach routes by road and rail may result in the opening this afternoon one lane of a new N6 motorway stretch still under construction.

Galway West TD Frank Fahey (FF) said the National Road Authority (NRA) will open one lane temporarily to provide access to the city, with a speed limit set at 50 km, and extra gardaí will be deployed to monitor this.

clipped from www.irishtimes.com

An aerial view of the flooding in Balliansloe, County Galway, yesterday. Photograph: Andrew Downes
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Grand Parade in Cork city yesterday after water released at the Inniscarra Dam flooded the city. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

Grand Parade in Cork city yesterday after water released at the Inniscarra Dam flooded the city. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

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