Heavy rain floods Cork overnight

[updated 6am]

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

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