Limerick flooding update

Limerick City and County Council has confirmed that the ESB is maintaining the spill rate at Parteen Weir 405 cubic metres per second (cumecs) during today (Monday, 28 December 2015) but that discharge levels are likely to be increased in the coming days.

The Council says there is a heightened risk of flooding arising from Met Éireann’s forecast for heavy rainfall, rising water levels, strong gale force southerly winds and already saturated ground.

The Council says water levels along the Lower River Shannon at Castleconnell, Montpelier, Mountshannon Road (Lisnagry) and in the Limerick City area have risen considerably in recent days and further increases are expected this week

Council staff are continuing pumping operations at Castleconnell and Montpelier. The Council remains on alert to ensure that the necessary responses can be immediately activated in the event of flooding during the coming days.

Flooding advice is available on www.flooding.ie. 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.

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