Status Red Weather Warning in place, Tuesday 7th December

7th December 2021 - 17.48 p.m.

A red weather warning remains in place in Cork City until 9 p.m. tonight when it will be downgraded to an orange weather warning.

During the red alert, people are urged to remain at home as the risk of severe winds remains.  Cork City Council’s Customer Service Unit will remain open for non emergency service requests until 9 p.m. this evening on 021 4924000.   After 9 p.m., requests can be put through to the out-of- hours number 021 4966512.

From 9 p.m. onwards tonight, any drivers, cyclists and pedestrians are being warned to exercise caution, should they travel, fallen trees, debris and surface water remain on many roads.

Much of this cannot be removed or cleaned up until tomorrow morning as during a red weather alert, Cork City Council crews can only undertake works if there was a risk to life.  Inspections of key locations where fallen trees have been reported will take place after 9 p.m. after the red warning has been lifted, and these locations will be made safe.

At least 20 fallen trees have been reported across the city and powerlines have also fallen. Cork City Fire Brigade and ESB crews have been busy responding to incidents across the city.

Works will commence in daylight to address any further issues.  Recovery and clean-up operations will continue over the coming days.

Earlier today, Cork City Council had to close a road at Kilcully due to dangerous powerlines.

High tide passed in Cork city centre this morning with flood waters flowing across South Mall from the riverside quays at Morrisons Island. Flood level peaked at 2.68 metres.

During the red alert, Cork City Council is advising the public:

  • Stay at home. Don’t make any unnecessary journeys.
  • If you must travel, take care when driving as conditions will be hazardous.
  • Stay away from exposed quays, coasts, rivers and lakes.
  • Stay away from any fallen electricity lines or trees. Watch out for fallen debris.
  • Take measures to secure any loose outdoor items such as temporary structures, Christmas decorations, trampolines etc
  • Householders and builders should secure all construction sites.
  • Continue to monitor Met Eireann and Cork City Council social media and websites for updates

A number of road closures and traffic restrictions are necessary. Any restrictions will be eased as appropriate.

  • In case of an emergency, please ring 999 or 112.
  • Cork City Council’s Customer Service Unit (CSU) is operating until 9 p.m. tonight. The CSU can be contacted on 021-4924000.  After 9 p.m., incidents of fallen trees and debris can be reported to the out-of-hours number on 021 4966512.
  • The ESB can be contacted at 1800 372 999.

 

7th December 2021 - 12.41 p.m.

Cork City Council is once again warning people to stay at home as winds of anywhere from 80-130km per hour will continue throughout today.

An intense period of severe wind is expected in the coming hours but the red wind alert remains in place until 9pm this evening.

At least 12 fallen trees have been reported across the city and powerlines have also fallen. Cork City Fire Brigade and ESB crews are busy responding to incidents across the city.

Earlier today, Cork City Council had to close a road at Kilcully due to dangerous powerlines.

High tide passed in Cork city centre this morning with flood waters flowing across South Mall from the riverside quays at Morrisons Island. Flood level peaked at 2.68 metres.

Cork City Council activated its Severe Weather Plan yesterday and its Crisis Management Team met again this morning.

  • All public counters are closed at Cork City Hall today and anyone who has a service need is asked to contact our Customer Service Unit at 021-4924000.
  • All Cork City Council libraries and parks are closed today.
  • Black Ash Park and Ride is closed. Paul St and North Main St multi storey car parks are also closed.
  • Outreach services have been in contact with anyone sleeping on the streets to ensure they know ready access to shelter and supports is available.
  • All Cork city schools, HSE Covid-19 vaccination clinics and Covid-19 testing centres in Cork are also closed today.

Due to the forecasted heavy rainfall and red wind warning, Cork City Council is advising the public:

  • Stay at home. Don’t make any unnecessary journeys.
  • If you must travel, take care when driving as conditions will be hazardous.
  • Stay away from exposed quays, coasts, rivers and lakes.
  • Stay away from any fallen electricity lines or trees. Watch out for fallen debris.
  • Take measures to secure any loose outdoor items such as temporary structures, Christmas decorations, trampolines etc
  • Householders and builders should secure all construction sites.
  • Continue to monitor Met Eireann and Cork City Council social media and websites for updates

 

A number of road closures and traffic restrictions are necessary. Any restrictions will be eased as appropriate.

  • In case of an emergency, please ring the emergency services on 999 or 112.
  • Cork City Council’s Customer Service Unit (CSU) is operating from 7.00am until 7.00pm today. The CSU can be contacted on 021-4924000 and can deal with non-emergency issues

The ESB’s 24 hour emergency contact number is 1800 372 999. Any incident involving the downing of power cables, damaged and sparking power cables etc. should be reported both directly to the ESB and to the Emergency Services.

7th December 2021 - 10.26 a.m.

Cork City Council is warning of severe winds of anywhere form 80-130km per hour due to a red wind warning in the city and county.

High tide passed in Cork city centre this morning with flood waters flowing across South Mall from the riverside quays at Morrisons Island. Flood level peaked at 2.68 metres.

Storm force winds are forecast until 9pm this evening and  the public are being urged to stay at home.

Cork City Council activated its Severe Weather Plan yesterday and its Crisis Management Team is due to meet again this morning.

  • All public counters are closed at Cork City Hall today with any emergencies asked to contact the Customer Service Unit at 021-4924000.
  • All Cork City Council libraries and parks are closed today.
  • Black Ash Park and Ride is closed. Paul St and North Main St multi storey car parks are also closed.
  • Outreach services have been in  contact with anyone sleeping on the streets to ensure they know ready access to shelter and supports is available.
  • All Cork city schools, HSE Covid-19 vaccination clinics and Covid-19 testing centres in Cork are also closed today.

Due to the forecasted heavy rainfall and red wind warning, Cork City Council is advising the public:

  • Stay at home. Don’t make any unnecessary journeys.
  • If you must travel, take care when driving as conditions will be hazardous.
  • Stay away from exposed quays, coasts, rivers and lakes.
  • Stay away from any fallen electricity lines or trees. Watch out for fallen debris.
  • Take measures to secure any loose outdoor items such as temporary structures, Christmas decorations, trampolines etc
  • Householders and builders should secure all construction sites.
  • Continue to monitor Met Eireann and Cork City Council social media and websites for updates

 A number of road closures and traffic restrictions are necessary. Diversions are in place to to reduce the impact of traffic moving through standing water. Any restrictions will be eased as appropriate

7th December 2021 - 07.43 a.m.

High tide passed in Cork city centre this morning with flood waters flowing across South Mall from the riverside quays at Morrisons Island.

The flood water reached streets such as Pembroke Street and Phoenix Street but did not impact on properties and did not enter Oliver Plunkett Street

Traffic on Lavitts Quay was reduced to one lane before high tide due to flood waters. Wandesford Quay was also closed off to traffic in the run-up to high tide.

Due to a red weather alert until 9pm this evening, the public are being urged to stay at home.

7th December 2021 - 06.30 a.m.

Cork City Council is advising the public to stay at home today, Tuesday as Met Eireann has issued a red wind warning for Cork.

Storm force winds are forecast between 6.00am on Tuesday, 07 December and 9pm on Tuesday, 07 December.

6th December 2021 - 19.00 p.m.

Cork City Council is advising the public to stay at home tomorrow, Tuesday as Met Eireann has issued a red wind warning for Cork.

Storm force winds are forecast between 6.00am on Tuesday, 07 December and 9pm on Tuesday, 07 December.

In addition to the red wind warning, which is likely to generate a high level of storm surge, and the forecasted heavy rainfall, Cork City Council is warning of very high astronomical Spring Tides in the morning.

Cork City Council has activated its Severe Weather Plan and its Crisis Management Team met this evening.

  • All public counters are closed at Cork City Hall tomorrow with any emergencies asked to contact the Customer Service Unit at 021-4924000.
  • All Cork City Council libraries and parks are closed tomorrow.
  • Black Ash Park and Ride is closed. Paul St and North Main St multi storey car parks are also closed.
  • All Cork city schools, HSE Covid-19 vaccination clinics and Covid-19 testing centres in Cork are also closed tomorrow.

Due to the forecasted heavy rainfall and red wind warning, Cork City Council is advising the public:

  • Stay at home. Don’t make any unnecessary journeys.
  • If you must travel, take care when driving as conditions will be hazardous.
  • Stay away from exposed quays, coasts, rivers and lakes.
  • Stay away from any fallen electricity lines or trees. Watch out for fallen debris.
  • Take measures to secure any loose outdoor items such as temporary structures, Christmas decorations, trampolines etc
  • Householders and builders should secure all construction sites.
  • Continue to monitor Met Eireann and Cork City Council social media and websites for updates

Tomorrow’s tidal surge, accompanied by forecasted strong south-easterly winds and heavy rain, will cause tide levels in excess of the highest astronomical tide.

The High Tide cycle is predicted as follows:

Day

Date

Morning High Tide

Evening High Tide

Tuesday

07/12/2021

7.24am

N/A

 There is a risk of Tidal Flooding in the City Centre at these times.

Householders and Businesses should take Precautionary Measures to protect property from flooding.

Flooding  is likely to 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
  • Rutland Street

Motorists are advised not to park in any of the areas listed above between 6.00pm this evening and 9.00am tomorrow.

The situation will be monitored and further advice will issue.

Cork City Council has a limited stock of gel-bags and sand-bags available for collection by the public and businesses (details below).

 

Location

What

Council Depot, Anglesea Terrace

Gel Bags

Tramore Valley Park (Civic Amenity Site), South Link Rd

Gel Bags / Sand Bags

 

These will be available for collection:

 

Day

Date

From

Until

Monday

06/12/2021

1.00pm

8.00pm

 

Please note that while availability is limited, Cork City Council will seek to fulfil all necessary requests.

  • A number of road closures and traffic restrictions will be necessary. Diversions will be put in place to ensure traffic can still circulate. These will be introduced from early morning to reduce the impact of traffic moving through standing water. Any restrictions will be eased as appropriate.
  •  The City Council’s Customer Service Unit (CSU) will be operating from 7.00am until 7.00pm tomorrow, to allow the public contact us with any issue that may arise due to this severe weather event. The CSU can be contacted on 021-4924000.
  • ESB Networks 24 Hr. Emergency No is 1800 372 999 or +353 21 2382410

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6th December 2021 - 17.23

  • The public is advised to remain at home tomorrow, Tuesday, as Met Eireann has issued a red wind warning for Cork.
  • Storm force winds are forecast between 6.00am on Tuesday, 07 December and 9pm on Tuesday, 07 December.
  • Cork City Council has activated its Severe Weather Plan.
  • All schools, HSE vaccination clinics and Covid-19 testing centres in Cork are closed tomorrow.

6th December 2021 - 14.27

Status Red Wind Warning issued for Cork. For more information visit : https://www.met.ie/

6th December 2021- 13.50

CORK CITY SEVERE WEATHER AND TIDAL FLOOD ALERT

1.Orange Level Wind Warning

Met Eireann has issued an orange level wind warning for Cork. This warning has advised of  storm force winds from 6.00am on Tuesday, 07 December 2021, until 6.00am on Wednesday, 08 December 2021.

 2.Heavy Rainfall

Met Eireann is warning there will be a period of significant rainfall from 6.00am until 12.00pm, tomorrow Tuesday 07 December 2021.

Due to the forecasted heavy rainfall and orange wind warnings, Cork City Council is advising the public:

  • Don’t make any unnecessary journeys.
  • If you must travel, take care when driving, as conditions will be hazardous.
  • Stay away from exposed quays, coasts, rivers and lakes.
  • Stay away from any fallen electricity lines or trees.
  • Take measures to secure any loose outdoor items such as temporary structures, Christmas decorations, trampolines etc
  • Continue to monitor Met Eireann and Cork City Council social media and websites for updates

 3.Tidal Flooding

In addition to the orange wind warning, which is likely to generate a high level of storm surge, and the forecasted heavy rainfall, Cork City Council is warning of very high astronomical Spring Tides tomorrow morning.

This tidal surge, accompanied by forecasted strong south-easterly winds and heavy rain, will cause tide levels in excess of the highest astronomical tide.

The High Tide cycle is predicted as follows:

Day

Date

Morning High Tide

Evening High Tide

Tuesday

07/12/2021

7.24am

N/A

 There is a risk of Tidal Flooding in the City Centre at these times.

Householders and Businesses should take Precautionary Measures to protect property from flooding.

Flooding is likely to 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
  • Rutland Street
  • Sawmill Street
  • Lavitts Quay
  • Kyrls Street
  • Kyrls Quay
  • Crosses Green
  • Sharman Crawford St
  • Wandesford Quay.

 

There is also a potential risk of flooding in the following locations:

  • Lapps Quay
  • McSwiney Quay
  • Albert Quay
  • Kennedy Quay
  • Proby’s Quay
  • French’s Quay
  • Lancaster Quay
  • Sullivan’s Quay
  • South Mall
  • Oliver Plunkett Street
  • Lower Glanmire Road.

 Motorists are advised not to park in any of the areas listed above between 6.00pm this evening and 9.00am tomorrow.

The situation will be monitored and further advice will issue.

Cork City Council will post regular updates to our Twitter (@corkcitycouncil) account as well as to the City Council’s website (www.corkcity.ie)

Cork City Council has a limited stock of gel-bags and sand-bags available for collection by the public and businesses (details below).

 

Location

What

Council Depot, Anglesea Terrace

Gel Bags

Tramore Valley Park (Civic Amenity Site), South Link Rd

Gel Bags / Sand Bags

These will be available for collection:

Day

Date

From

Until

Monday

06/12/2021

1.00pm

8.00pm

Please note that while availability is limited, Cork City Council will seek to fulfil all necessary requests.

4.Traffic Impact

A number of road closures and traffic restrictions will be necessary. Diversions will be put in place to ensure traffic can still circulate. These will be introduced from early morning to reduce the impact of traffic moving through standing water. Any restrictions will be eased as appropriate.

If you must travel tomorrow morning, please avoid travelling into the City Centre until after 9.00am.

5.Contacting Cork City Council

The City Council’s Customer Service Unit (CSU) has extended its opening hours this evening until 7.00pm and will be operating from 7.00am until 7.00pm tomorrow, to allow members of the public contact us with any issue that may arise due to this severe weather event. The CSU can be contacted on 021-4924000.

 For earlier communications please scroll down.

5th December 2021 - 12.14

Potential localised flooding in Cork City Centre Tuesday 7th December

Cork City Council wish to advise that there will be a period of high astronomical Spring tides this Tuesday 7th December 2021. It is likely that some roads & parking areas along low-lying quays in the City Centre may suffer localised flooding during high tides; i.e. Morrison’s Quay, Fr Matthew Quay, Trinity Bridge, Union Quay, Sharman Crawford Street, Wandesford Quay, Frenche’s Quay, Proby’s Quay, Crosses Green, Lavitt’s Quay, Kyrl’s Quay and potentially reaching South Terrace, Rutland Street, Sawmill Street and South Mall. Traffic restrictions may be in place at these locations, during these times.

High tide times of note are as follows:

Tuesday 07/12/2021 Morning high tide 07:24 a.m. Evening high tide: N/A

As forecasted weather and tidal conditions are variable at this time, Cork City Council is continuing to monitoring the situation closely; please stay alert for further updates, should forecast conditions change.