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Dublin: 1 °C Thursday 18 October, 2018

Watch: Timelapse captures the rise of last night’s severe flooding

The footage, compiled over the course of two hours, shows water rising from drains and street-lights cutting out as the Lee bursts its banks.

CORK CITY CENTRE was overwhelmed by flooding last night as the River Lee spilled over onto the city’s streets.

Mayor Catherine Clancy has said it is the worst flooding for a decade.

Ronan Kirby compiled this timelapse of the waters as they rose at South Terrace over the course of two hours between 7.30pm and 9.30pm, with high tide occuring at 8.53pm.

“You can see some of the water coming up through the drains”, he describes, “then add to by a torrent of water flowing from the River Lee, around the time the streetlights cut out.”

Watch the floods rising below:

(Ronan Kirby/YouTube)

See More: Another night of stormy weather and high tides cause severe flooding >

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