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Cork City Weather and Flood Assessment Update 11th October 2018, 12.30 pm

Cork City Council’s Flood Assessment Team is reviewing the situation with regard to poor weather and flood risk with the expected landfall of Storm Callum at approximately 22:00 tonight.

The following Status Orange weather warnings have issued from Met Éireann and are in force:

Status Orange Wind Warnings for Cork and Kerry:  Southeast winds veering southwest will gust generally between 100 and 130 km/h, higher in some coastal areas and on high ground.  Along with a spell of heavy rain and high tides there is a risk of coastal flooding and damage.

Cork City Council report that a tidal surge is predicted across today and tomorrow. It is advising the public that there is a possibility that roads and parking areas along low-lying quays may suffer from localised spot flooding at high tide this evening (19.56) and again tomorrow morning (08.15).

Traffic Restrictions will be put in place from approximately 17.00hrs today Thursday 11th October through to 10.00hrs Friday 12th October. The restrictions will apply to Morrison’s Island, Union Quay, Wandesford Quay, Frenches Quay and Crosses Green.

The City Council’s Flood Assessment Team is continuing to meet throughout the day and will keep matters under review.

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