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Flooding in Cork Update @16.00 hrs 28th June

Following on from the severe  localised flooding resulting from over 46 mm of rain falling between 00.30 and 03.30 hrs early this morning, Cork City Council, working in co operation with local agencies and emergency services, has been and continues to work to alleviate the impact of the flooding.

The areas worst affected by flooding were - 

-     Blackpool Village and Watercourse Road where a significant number of properties have been affected, both business and residential

-     Parts of Ballyvolane

-     Turners Cross with a few business premises affected

-     Commons Road

-     And the following areas with more localised flooding with some properties affected:

o   Old Kinsale Road near the business park

o   Sarsfield road roundabout

o   Monaghan Road and Centre Park road with access to some businesses affected.

All Council services associated with a flood response continue to be activated and will continue to respond where required. 

The City Council has activated its Housing Welfare Response Team to ensure that any tenants of the Council or residents, in distress, are supported and offered assistance.

The Cork City Flood Assessment Team have been monitoring weather and river levels throughout the day. Agencies involved are Cork City Council, Cork County Council, Port of Cork, Met Eireann and the ESB.  

Cork City Council  activated its Clean Up Response Crews. In the worst affected areas, such as Blackpool, the Council has been providing assistance all day and will continue to provide assistance to residents with the clean up of their properties.

Civil Defence crews have been assisting families affected , particularly in the Ballyvolane area of the city.

Cork City Fire Brigade are still in an operational response mode to this event and are currently working in the Glanmire area which was badly affected.

Traffic wardens and community wardens are also on site in the worst affected areas assisting in the clean up operation.

A joint emergency response number (021) 4208000 is in operation for members of the public to cover both Cork County and Cork City.

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