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Dublin: 16 °C Tuesday 26 May, 2020

Cork placed on flood alert

City on high tide flood alert after worst night of flooding in nearly a year.

A Cork resident cleans up a pub after floods in the city last November.
A Cork resident cleans up a pub after floods in the city last November.
Image: AP Photo/Peter Morrison

CORK CITY HAS been placed on high tide flood alert by the city council, after many of the quays were flooded last night.

Kyrls Quay in Cork suffered its worst flooding in almost a year last night, while high tides also affected Lavitt’s Quay and Lapp Quay. Last November almost 20,000 Cork households were left without water after severe flooding hit the city centre.

The army had to deploy nearly 200 soldiers and 10,000 sandbags last November to assist the clean-up effort, but the current spate of flooding is not expected to be as severe.

High tide is due at 7.23pm this evening. View a map of the floods in Cork.

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