Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Flood Warning

Met √Čireann issued a weather warning for Dublin valid until 6 pm on Wednesday 17th. October. They forecast that “some local flooding is possible from the rain but coastal flooding is also a threat due to additional combination of spring tides, low pressure and SE gales and some high seas tomorrow”.
Between 1 am on Wednesday 17th October and 1 30 am on Thursday 18th. October there will be a total of three very high tides in a row. These high tides are above the City Council’s tide watch level and just below the Council’s tide alert level. Following a meeting of the City Council’s Flooding Assessment Group the following precautionary actions are being taken:
  • The Liffey Boardwalk defences are being closed on Wednesday morning.
  • The car parks at Sandymount promenade and at Clontarf are being closed tonight.
  • The flood defences on the River Tolka are being put in place.
  • Drainage crews are being mobilised.
The flood gates on the River Dodder have already been closed. There may be very localised wave overtopping in parts of Sandymount and Clontarf.