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# flooding - Tuesday 8 November, 2011

Dublin local politicians clash with city council over reaction to flooding

Dublin City Council has released details on how it dealt with the floods on 24 October – but the councillors aren’t happy.

Flood-damaged rail line back in operation today

The stretch of line between Grand Canal Dock and Sydney Parade was closed due to river bed erosion following the October floods.

# flooding - Monday 7 November, 2011

“No one’s coming to the rescue”: Dublin City Council meets over flooding

Independent Councillor Mannix Flynn says the Dept of Environment and DCC should help people to better prepare themselves for future weather-induced emergencies.

# flooding - Friday 4 November, 2011

Clontarf residents unhappy with revised flood defence plans

Residents and businesses rejected proposed changes to Dublin City Council’s plans, stating the amendments did not go far enough.

# flooding - Tuesday 1 November, 2011

Fire at D4 gated community stops flood victims from returning home

Some residents of The Sweepstakes in Ballsbridge have been waiting over a week to move back into their flood-damaged homes.

Flood claims could hit €100 million, say brokers

The Irish Brokers Association says that this could affect premiums if further weather-related catastrophes take place this winter.

# flooding - Friday 28 October, 2011

Column: A crash course in the economics of flooding

Economist Ronan Lyons looks at how floods affect our thinking – and wonders if we know enough about the risks.

# flooding - Thursday 27 October, 2011

The Daily Fix: Thursday

In tonight’s Fix: Ireland goes to the polls, markets embrace the Greece deal, how much you’ll pay for an iPhone 4S, and just what DID cause Monday night’s flooding?

So what DID cause Monday night’s floods?

Theories abound as local authorities, businesses and ordinary citizens count the cost of one evening’s deluge.

In photos: Bangkok residents flee rising floodwater Thailand This post contains images

In photos: Bangkok residents flee rising floodwater

Flooding broke out nationwide in July, killing over 370 people to date and causing billions of dollars in damage.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things you should know this morning…

# flooding - Wednesday 26 October, 2011

From The Score Praise from GAA president for Garda lost during Wicklow flooding Tributes

Praise from GAA president for Garda lost during Wicklow flooding

The 25-year-old Kilbride clubman was part of Mick O’Dwyer’s senior football panel over two seasons.

TD hacksawed locks to get sandbags to locals

And gained a vote for Michael D Higgins in the process.

Government may offer humanitarian aid to flood victims

Brian Hayes has said the Government would look at providing assistance – but it’s not yet clear what form this could take.

Tributes paid to ‘warm and gentle’ mother who died in flooded flat

Celia de Jesus was “devoted” to her teenage son, a co-worker has said.

Tributes paid to young Garda lost during flooding

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny has led tributes to 25-year-old Garda Ciarán Jones who lost his life during Monday’s flash floods.

Transport returns to normal following flooding

Luas, Dublin Bus, Dart and Irish Rail services are back to normal following disruptions caused by this week’s heavy downpours.

# flooding - Tuesday 25 October, 2011

Emergency status stood down as transport disruptions begin to ease

Some public transport services are operating with disruption and delays this evening. Here’s the latest…

Woman died in flooded Dublin basement as neighbours tried to save her

The body of the Filipino woman was found when the fire brigade pumped water out of the basement in Crumlin this morning.

Dublin City Council ‘not capable of handling emergencies’ says TD

Eoghan Murphy has raised the council’s response to last night’s flooding in the Dáil, saying some aspects were “incompetent”.

GALLERY: The morning after the floods Floods This post contains images

GALLERY: The morning after the floods

The damage caused by last night’s dramatic floods was plain to see in the cold light of day – including an entire piece of garden decking floating down the Liffey. With pot plants attached.

House flooded? Insurance advice from the experts

Has your home or business been damaged in the floods? The Irish Insurance Federation said that household buildings and contents insurance will usually cover damage caused by flooding. More advice inside.

Here’s what to do if your car is flooded…

Don’t attempt to restart it! Plus some other tips from the experts.

No keys to floodgates as water rose in Dublin suburb Exclusive

The fire brigade were forced to use ropes to tie floodgates closed as the council was not immediately able to shut them.

More rain expected today

Weather forecasters warn of heavy and thundery outburts, but say conditions will dry up later in the day.

Unidentified body located in search for garda swept into Liffey during floods

The search for Ciaran Jones, 25, resumed this morning and involves mountain and river rescue teams, as well as air support and gardaí.

# flooding - Monday 24 October, 2011

Bangkok under siege as floods continue to rise

The city’s governor has issued a dramatic warning for residents to prepare for flooding as water enters more districts.

# flooding - Sunday 23 October, 2011

Wet ‘n’ windy: Motorists told to drive with caution amid weather warning

Cosy up inside if you can… Met Éireann has issued a weather warning which doesn’t make for happy reading.

# flooding - Friday 14 October, 2011

Thailand insists Bangkok is safe as monsoon floods advance

The Department of Foreign Affairs has strongly advised Irish citizens to register their details – as the region’s monsoon season is expected to last until the end of October.

# flooding - Tuesday 27 September, 2011

Video: Seven killed, thousands evacuated as typhoon strikes Philippines Typhoon This post contains videos

Video: Seven killed, thousands evacuated as typhoon strikes Philippines

Gusts of up to 170km an hour and heavy rainfall are causing serious flooding and power cuts across the capital Manila.

# flooding - Monday 26 September, 2011

Monsoon rains and flooding kills dozens in India

Areas in the north and east of the country have been affected with reports of as many as two million people being affected.

# flooding - Sunday 28 August, 2011

Water levels rise as New York braces for Irene’s impact Irene This post contains videos

Water levels rise as New York braces for Irene’s impact

Two million people are without electricity on the east coast as high winds and rough seas take at least ten lives…

# flooding - Tuesday 29 March, 2011

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Lowry is given two speaking slots in today’s Dáil; the state might need to capitalise Irish Life & Permanent; and Japan remains on “maximum alert”.

# flooding - Saturday 19 February, 2011

Flood alert for areas of Limerick and Cork

Residents in both Limerick city and Cork city have been warned that flooding may be possible into early next week.

# flooding - Monday 7 February, 2011

In photos: Australia’s summer of disasters Australia This post contains images

In photos: Australia’s summer of disasters

Australia has been struck by tropical storms, heavy flooding and bushfires over the past two months.

# flooding - Saturday 5 February, 2011

MET ÉIREANN HAS ISSUED a weather warning for the weekend, saying that heavy rainfall could cause localised flooding in parts of Munster and Leinster. The weather service says that cumulative totals could reach between 4cm-5cm. The heavy rain forecast for tomorrow is expected to clear by Monday morning.

# flooding - Tuesday 1 February, 2011

Evacuations begin as cyclone edges closer to Australian coast

Tens of thousands of people have been ordered to evacuate as a category-four tropical storm heads for northeastern Australia.

# flooding - Monday 31 January, 2011

Queensland braces for Cyclone Yasi and further flooding Australia This post contains videos

Queensland braces for Cyclone Yasi and further flooding

Storm expected to strike northern Australian coast on Wednesday night, and could bring further significant rainfall for flood-struck region.

# flooding - Wednesday 26 January, 2011

Saudi Arabia stricken by heavy flooding Saudi Arabia This post contains videos

Saudi Arabia stricken by heavy flooding

Meterology expert says the city of Jeddah must be redeveloped if it is to cope with increasing rainfall.

# flooding - Thursday 20 January, 2011

Brazil flooding death toll edges towards 750 Brazil This post contains videos

Brazil flooding death toll edges towards 750

Search continues for hundreds still missing after intense flooding and mudslides in region north of Rio de Janiero.