9 December 2015
By Tom Collins
The Cork Flood Assessment Team met again today, Wednesday 9th December 2015, to review issues arising from the heavy rainfall that occurred in the western part of the Lee Catchment earlier in the week and to consider the latest Weather Forecasts issued by Met Éireann.
A clearance will move eastwards later this evening / tonight. Strong south-westerly winds are forecast, reaching gale force on coasts.
Cork City Council wishes again to confirm that the rate of discharge from Inniscarra Dam is to continue at the rate of approximately 180 cubic m per sec, and to inform the public that there will be a continuing risk of flooding on the Lee Road & Carrigrohane Road.
Traffic diversions will be in place as required.
At this time Cork City Council wishes to confirm that flooding in not anticipated for Cork City Centre.
With high winds and the risk of localised flooding, the City Council is urging motorists to exercise caution when travelling in the region.
The Cork Flood Assessment team will continue to keep issues under review. Cork City Council will continue to liaise closely with the ESB, An Garda Síochána, Met Eireann and the Emergency Services.