Cork City Council just issued a flood alert for the city centre
Better bring your wellies if you’re heading in town.
Cork City Council is advising the public that there will be a period of very high astronomical Spring Tides from Tuesday, November 26th until Wednesday, November 27th, 2019.
“A tidal surge and periodic strong southerly/south-easterly winds are also predicted over the next few days. These factors combined will result in tide levels higher than the natural tide levels.” warns the City Council.
“From Tuesday morning until Wednesday evening, prior to and after these tides, there is a significant risk of tidal flooding in the city. Householders and businesses should take precautionary measures to protect property.”
“It is likely that flooding will occur in the low lying areas of the City Centre in particular on Morrison’s Quay, Fr. Mathew Quay, Fr. Mathew Street, Union Quay, Trinity Bridge, South Terrace, Lavitts Quay, Kyrls Street, Kyrls Quay, Crosses Green, Sharman Crawford St and Wandesford Quay.
“There is also a risk of flooding along Lapps Quay, McSwiney Quay, Albert Quay, Kennedy Quay, Proby’s Quay, French’s Quay, Lancaster Quay, Sullivan’s Quay, South Mall via side streets onto Oliver Plunkett St., and thence to Patrick Street, Grand Parade, Washington Street, and Lower Glanmire Road.”
A number of road closures and traffic restrictions will be put in place to reduce any negative impact of traffic movements through standing water. Any restrictions will be eased as appropriate.
Cork City Council have a limited stock of gel-bags and sand-bags available now until 6pm from the Council Depot, Anglesea Terrace and Tramore Valley Park, just beyond the Civil Amenity Site.