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Council reiterate flood risk warning

CLARE County Council has this Tuesday afternoon reiterated its appeal to land, home and business owners in flood prone locations to remain vigilant during the coming days with further heavy rainfall expected to cause localised flooding.

Paul O'Sullivan of Cooga, Kildysart, looking out over farms which which were covered by  flood water from the Shannon Estuary a few weeks ago. Photograph by John Kelly
Paul O’Sullivan of Cooga, Kildysart, looking out over farms which which were covered by flood water from the Shannon Estuary a few weeks ago. Photograph by John Kelly

Council engineers are continuing to monitor water levels on the River Fergus and Lower River Shannon and say the risk of flooding will increase as a result of rainfall from this evening’s frontal system and further rainfall up to and including the weekend. The council, in conjunction with the emergency services, is progressing contingency arrangements in terms of additional pumping capacity and other flood alleviation measures at flood prone locations along the River Shannon and River Fergus.

Meanwhile, Clare County Council is continuing to assess the scale of the damage caused by Storm Brigid to local authority managed public infrastructure over the weekend.   It says it is focusing on the cleanup of storm affected areas and to undertake remedial works to local authority managed public infrastructure damaged in recent weeks.

Flooding advice is available on www.flooding.ie.

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