28 June 2012, 6am
By Tom Collins
Parts of Cork city and county are under up to three feet of water this morning. Many places are without electricity as a result, and power should be reconnected by 8am the ESB say.
It’s after heavy heavy rain and flooding overnight. Many secondary roads have surface flooding
Cork City Council have activated a flood defence plan.
Near to the City areas badly hit include: Douglas village with reports of 3 feet of water during the peak around 3am, also flooding in Blackpool, Turners Cross, Ballyvolane, Glanmire
and in County Cork there are reports of flooding in: Waterfall, Mallow, Rathcormac, Bandon and…
In Clonakilty, West Cork rain stopped falling around 5am but the floods remain, including on the main street: Pearse Street
Mayor of Clonakilty Cionnaith ó Suilleabhain says homes, businesses, and cars have been destroyed