Agnes has landed.
Cork City Council’s Severe Weather Assessment and Flood Assessment Teams have issued a lunchtime update as they continue to monitor data from Met Éireann with regard to the ongoing Status Orange wind and rainfall warning for Cork City.
This morning a number of trees fell across the city due to the strong winds and there were a number of minor localised flooding issues.
In Youghal, emergency services are attending the scene where a roof blew off a building near the strand.
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“Storm Agnes has moved faster than anticipated across the region, therefore the predicted tidal surge no longer coincides with high tide in Cork City, reducing the anticipated risk of localised flooding in low-lying quay areas of the city.” said a spokesperson.
The road closures and lane restrictions announced yesterday are no longer required and Cork City Council is not predicting any tidal flooding at 5pm this evening.
“However, rainfall and strong winds are expected to continue, so Cork City Council urges road users to drive with care, as driving conditions may be poor, with strong winds blowing debris around, heavy rain affecting visibility and risk of spot flooding on roads. Please slow down and drive with extra care and attention.”
Cork City Council Roads, Drainage and Parks crews have been onsite all morning addressing these issues, clearing debris, fallen trees and branches from roads and to address surface flooding issues.
‘Continue to take care’
“Cork City Council would like to remind communities and businesses that the two Orange Weather Warnings remain in place until later this afternoon and that they need to continue to take due care and attention of this significant weather event.”
Householders are asked to secure loose items such as wheelie bins, garden furniture, and trampolines.