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Council bolsters flood defences in Limerick

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2014-01-30 17:58:32 - Limerick City and County Council says its outdoor staff and Emergency Crews are on standby to deal with any incidents arising from the High Tide and stormy conditions forecast for the weekend.

The Council also is urging members of the public to exercise caution in the vicinity of Shannon River in Limerick City, and along the Shannon Estuary at Askeaton, Foynes and Glin.

Local Authority staff have been working to strengthen flood defences in various parts of Limerick City. Sandbagging has taken place at Condell Road and at Verdant Place, while flood barriers have been erected at Howley's Quay area (new), and at O'Callaghan Strand and Clancy Strand.

Elsewhere, Shannon Foynes Port Company has also undertaken some repair works in the Port area at Foynes, which was one of the locations worst affected by coastal flooding in late December.

According to Paul Crowe, Director, Transportation, Limerick City and County Council: “The Council, acting on

the advice received from Met Éireann, has begun bolstering flood defences at a number of flood prone locations along the River Shannon and the Shannon Estuary.”

“We are appealing to land, home and business owners, particularly those in flood prone locations, to exercise increased vigilance concerning the potential for localised flooding. City and County crews will be on standby to deal with any incidents arising from the High Tide and stormy conditions on Friday night and during Saturday,” added Mr. Crowe.

Flooding advice is available on Information included on the website includes advice on identifying flooding risks, protecting property against flooding, necessary steps to be taken if a property is flooded, and assessing and repairing property damaged by flooding.

Mark Dunphy

Mark Dunphy
Phone: 00353868534900

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