Risk of coastal flooding in Dublin this weekend - 7th and 8th November 2010
The following press release has been issued by Dublin City Council in relation to potential bad weather this weekend. Thank you to Councillor Naoise O’Muiri for passing this on to us.
This is a link to the RTE coverage of the story.
“Motorists and property owners should be aware that there is a risk
of coastal flooding in Dublin this weekend, advises Dublin City
Council Local Flood forecasting agency. Dublin City Council has put
in place a flood contingency plan to address this risk, in accordance
with the City’s Emergency Plan. Car parks on the seafront at
Clontarf and Sandymount will be closed from Sunday 7th until the
evening of Monday 8th November. Motorists are advised not to leave
cars in these areas, as they may be at risk from flooding, due to
wave action. Local Road closures may be required and these will be
identified closer to the weekend as more reliable weather forecasting
The best available weather forecasts, in conjunction with the
City’s tidal surge early warning system, suggest a severe low
pressure off the west coast of Ireland in combination with
southerly/easterly winds of 70km per hour gusting to 100km per hour
over the coming days. THIS COMBINATION OF HIGH TIDES AND LOW PRESSURE
INCREASE THE POSSIBILITY OF COASTAL FLOODING, PARTICULARLY AT HIGH
TIDE AROUND MIDNIGHT ON SUNDAY 7TH NOVEMBER AND MIDDAY ON MONDAY 8TH
Normal high tides are predicted from Thursday 4th November to
Tuesday 9th November. These high tides will not normally cause a
coastal flooding risk unless accompanied by extreme weather.
Dublin City Council will start today to deploy temporary flood
defences in potential at risk areas. Alerts will be issued through
the radio and other media when more information becomes available.
Further reports will issue when more information is available.
Advice on local flood protection for householders and businesses can
be sourced from OPW at www.flooding.ie
Dublin City Council will continue to monitor weather predictions
and update risk assessments in the coming days. The City Council is
in close contact with Met Eireann, the Gardai and Health Service
Executive so that all available information may be shared and
necessary actions taken in accordance with inter agency emergency
Contact Dublin City Council Press Office: 01 – 2222170/ 086
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION LOG ONTO OUR WEBSITE: WWW.DUBLINCITY.IE
EMERGENCY CONTACT NUMBERS: 01-222 2222 (OFFICE HOURS) OR 01-6796186