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# floods - Monday 22 January, 2018

Several areas are still flooded after heavy weekend rains Impassable This post contains videos

Several areas are still flooded after heavy weekend rains

The midlands was hardest hit over the weekend and some areas are still flooded.

# floods - Saturday 13 January, 2018

PHOTOS: Cork roads closed due to flooding Impassable This post contains images

PHOTOS: Cork roads closed due to flooding

Motorists have been advised to take care and avoid some areas.

# floods - Wednesday 3 January, 2018

Risk of flooding overnight as another weather warning set to come into effect at 3am

The National Emergency Coordination Group on severe weather convened this morning to assess the situation in the wake of Eleanor and to review the weather ahead.

# floods - Tuesday 2 January, 2018

Flooding, fallen trees and power outages as Storm Eleanor passes through the country

Much of the flooding reported earlier this evening has now receded.

# floods - Friday 22 December, 2017

A burst Irish Water pipe leaves family with just one bedroom to call home this Christmas

A large water mains burst at Bengal Terrace flooded 11 homes on 15 July in Limerick.

# floods - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

Elderly people stuck in their homes among 15 to die in 'waterfall' floods in Greece

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has declared a state of mourning.

# floods - Thursday 14 September, 2017

Donegal flood humanitarian scheme to be rolled out for all natural disasters

The financial assistance payment has been paid out to 138 people in Donegal to date.

# floods - Friday 1 September, 2017

Donegal clubs, community groups and businesses to get humanitarian relief following flooding

The Irish Red Cross that that it was administering two temporary emergency support schemes at the request of the government.

# floods - Sunday 27 August, 2017

'I have two children with me and the water is swallowing me up': Thousands stranded due to Hurricane Harvey

President Donald Trump has said he will visit the storm-stricken region.

# floods - Friday 25 August, 2017

'You have to see it to understand the scale of the damage': Leo Varadkar travels to flood-hit Donegal

Speaking to RTÉ News from Inishowen, Co Donegal, Varadkar said the damage in the area had to be seen to be believed.

# floods - Tuesday 15 August, 2017

Deadly Sierra Leone floods one of the worst single-day disasters in its history

The death toll is expected to rise as around 600 people are still missing. The President has appealed for a global response.

# floods - Monday 14 August, 2017

Over 300 dead after mudslide sweeps through Sierra Leone's capital

Thousands have been left homeless and there’s an “overwhelming number of dead” after severe flooding and mudslides in Freetown.

# floods - Friday 11 August, 2017

Climate change behind dramatic shift in timing of Irish floods, study finds

Winter floods are now occurring the east of Ireland earlier towards autumn than they did 20 years ago.

# floods - Tuesday 30 May, 2017

Smart rainfall sensors are being used in Dublin city to give an early-warning defence from flooding

The low-cost sensors are being deployed across the capital to monitor rainfall, weather conditions and river levels.

# floods - Tuesday 4 April, 2017

Bodies of mother and young children pulled from river as Australia is devastated by floods

At least five people are now confirmed dead.

# floods - Saturday 1 April, 2017

# floods - Wednesday 8 February, 2017

Couple settle with council out-of-court after 'appalling story' of flooded home

The couple claimed there were no problems before the Council laid a culvert near their home in 2007.

# floods - Thursday 2 February, 2017

Architects and planners concerned that Cork flood defence plan won't work

Warnings have been issued that parts of Cork city could be flooded between 8 and 9.30am this morning.

# floods - Tuesday 13 December, 2016

'Government should have the final say on River Shannon water levels, not the ESB'

Fianna Fáil has a private member’s bill in the Dáil today calling for more flood protections.

# floods - Friday 9 December, 2016

The River Shannon is in for a major dredging

Plans for the maintenance were announced today.

# floods - Tuesday 29 November, 2016

'We couldn't go home for five months after the floods. We're in fear it could happen again'

Fianna Fáil are calling for a UK-style flood insurance scheme to be introduced here.

# floods - Tuesday 16 August, 2016

Elephant that travelled 1,700km from India to Bangladesh dies despite efforts to save him

The distressed animal was tranquillised three times in bids to transport him to a safari park.

# floods - Sunday 7 August, 2016

At least 15 dead as fierce storms hit Macedonian capital

One of the dead was an eight-year-old girl.

# floods - Wednesday 27 July, 2016

Landslides and floods kill 33 in Nepal

Two children were killed when a school in the capital Kathmandu partially collapsed.

# floods - Saturday 4 June, 2016

After reaching near-record heights, the River Seine has begun to recede

The river rose to levels last seen in 1982, prompting emergency measures.

# floods - Friday 3 June, 2016

Floods in Europe have killed ten people and forced thousands from their homes

The Louvre in Paris is closing today so artworks can be moved out of reach of the rising waters.

# floods - Monday 25 April, 2016

Galway and Cork make most claims for humanitarian assistance funding after flood damage

Almost €900,000 has been paid out so far this year.

# floods - Sunday 24 April, 2016

Over 4 months after the floods first hit, and this family can still only access their home by boat

The road to Caroline Collins’ home is still under 4ft of water.

# floods - Wednesday 20 April, 2016

Watch: Britain's biggest royal fans count down to the Queen's birthday

“I’ll just say a few words as I give her flowers and a card.”

# floods - Wednesday 20 January, 2016

Minister hits out at claim flood relief budget has been 'slashed'

Simon Harris says the government is investing more money in this area over the next five years than has been spent in the last two decades.

# floods - Thursday 14 January, 2016

Can you help? Flooding crisis leads to severe drop in blood supply at hospitals

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service has said that their blood supply is the lowest it has been for years.

# floods - Wednesday 13 January, 2016

Met Éireann warns that flooded areas could freeze over as temperatures set to plunge

A widespread ground frost is expected for areas of Leinster and Munster.

# floods - Tuesday 12 January, 2016

Taxpayers aren't willing to pay higher insurance premiums to help flood victims, so what's the solution?

Taoiseach Enda Kenny is meeting with insurance companies today over the refusal of companies to insure homeowners who have been flooded.

# floods - Monday 11 January, 2016

One way to help stop floods? Don't let developers build on flood plains

That’s the advice of one Irish expert who has been analysing international floods.

# floods - Thursday 7 January, 2016

Farmers affected by flooding can apply for compensation from today

Up to €2 million has been made available to support farming communities impacted by the extreme weather.

# floods - Wednesday 6 January, 2016

Watch: All-terrain articulated truck on tank tracks ploughs through Longford floods Splash This post contains videos

Watch: All-terrain articulated truck on tank tracks ploughs through Longford floods

The Hagguland vehicle is from the Dublin Civil Defence who are volunteering in the area.

# floods - Thursday 31 December, 2015

Where is Enda? The Taoiseach has made an appearance

After facing criticism over his low-profile, he’s now out and about in Athlone.

# floods - Wednesday 30 December, 2015

On patrol with the bikers scaring off looters after UK floods

“We’re big chaps, a lot of us. If people see us they’re liable to go away.”

Enda is visiting flood-hit areas, but not ‘doing the Bertie Ahern’

Members of the opposition have strongly criticised the government over their response to the widespread damage.

Storm Frank causes severe flooding in the UK and more is on the way

Storm Frank has also been battering parts of the UK overnight.

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