Cork City on Flood Alert

3rd February 2014
By Bryan Smyth, reporting from Princes Street

Many Business owners in Cork City spent today cleaning up their premises
the River lee burst it’s banks and encroached on the South Terrace, South
Mall and Oliver Plunkett Street
and other low lying areas.

Claire Nash from the Cork Business Association also runs a Cafe on Princes
She says City Council DID issue a warning, and workers were on the ground
drains as quickly as possible

That was today, now looking ahead….
More flooding is predicted for Cork City Centre
Tomorrow night – Tuesday.

It will be the same, or perhaps worse than this morning.

Council workers will be out tomorrow delivering sand bags and flood sacks
to supplement the defenses of City Centre premises

The Council will even be advising motorists to avoid the
City Centre Tomorrow night – Tuesday – around high tide at 9pm

Again, we asked Claire Nash from the Cork Business Association ,
if she would consider moving her Cafe out of town to avoid the flood
hassle, but the businesswoman insists the City Centre atmosphere
is the place to be!

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