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Severe Weather Plan – Update @ 6pm on Friday, 20th November 2009

Cork City Council wishes to advise the public of the following:

 City Cork Flood Alert

High tide is due in Cork on the following day/time

Saturday     21/11/09      7.00 a.m.  to 9.00 am approx.                       

In addition to the predicted high tides and low barometric pressure there is a forecast of heavy prolonged rain and strong winds on Saturday morning

It is possible that flooding may occur in the low lying areas of the city centre. Steps should, therefore, be taken to protect property.

The following is the current information on Water Supplies and Traffic Diversions resulting from the recent flooding.

 Water Supplies

 Tankers have been brought to the following affected areas where water is available throughout this evening and tonight:

 Ballyvolane Shopping Centre

  • Blackpool Shopping Centre
  • Hollyhill Shopping Centre
  • St. Mary’s Orthopaedic Hospital, Bakers Road, Gurranabraher
  • Nemo Rangers GAA, South Douglas Road


People are asked to bring their own containers and if you are unsure that your container is clean, the water should be boiled before use.

 Hydrant Stand Pipes are also in place in the following areas:

  • Togher Road – opposite Rose Lawn
  • Pearse Road, Ballyphehane – outside Musgrave Park

Four additional hydrant stand pipes are expected to be operational from tomorrow (Saturday), locations to be confirmed.

Road Closures and Diversions

Grenville Place will remain closed until further notice.

Diversions are in place in the following areas:

Washington Street West

Lancaster Quay

Western Road to Victoria Cross

Carrigrohane Road

Angler’s Rest

Lee Road

Cork City Council’s Severe Weather Plan continues to operate and there is another severe weather alert for which the City Council is preparing.


Valerie O’ Sullivan

Director of Emergency Services,

Cork City Council,

City Hall,


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