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Dublin: 11°C Tuesday 19 January 2021

More flooding expected for Cork after weekend rain left streets underwater

Millions of euro in damage has been caused by flooding in recent years.

MORE FLOODING IS expected in parts of Cork at high tide this morning after a weekend of heavy rain that put some streets underwater.

High tide is expected at around 10am this morning, however the flooding isn’t expected to as bad as over the weekend.

Cork business owners say they’re angry that proper flood defences have not been built in the city.

CEO of the Cork Business Association Lawrence Owens told RTÉ’s Morning Ireland that nothing has been done in Cork despite two major flooding events over the past six years:

There hasn’t been a block laid in Cork – a lot of plans, a lot of discussion, a lot of public consultation – yet nothing has happened.

“There was a lot of rain yesterday … there will be still flooding [this morning] and I think it’s nearly come to a situation where we’re putting up with accepting it’s not as bad as it could be.”

The flooding is causing problems on Cork roads this morning, with road users being advised to avoid certain areas.

Met Éireann has forecast more rain for the county today and tonight.

Meanwhile, three fishermen were rescued when their trawler sank in stormy conditions in Kinsale harbour yesterday evening.

Read: Cork on alert once again as rain and high tides cause flooding>

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