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Flash flooding recedes in north Dublin after heavy downpours

Footage on social media shows flood waters sweep through Swords this afternoon while crews were also deployed yo Malahide and Portmarnock.

Updated Jul 27th 2021, 9:12 PM

FLASH FLOODING HAS occurred in parts of north Dublin today after heavy rain showers. 

Fingal County Council said crews were on site in Lusk where flood waters were receding this afternoon. 

Crew tankers were also on site at Hoar Rock in Skerries with major flooding also occurring in Swords village. 

A spokesperson for the Council said: “Due to the flash floods in Malahide this morning Avoca Malahide had to close for the remainder of  the day but Malahide Castle and Visitor Centre was unaffected and remained open. There was also flooding at Bridge Street and Seatown.

“In Swords, following intervention from our crews, flood waters at Bridge Street and Seatown Roundabout in Swords were cleared. In Swords all major flooding has receded. 

“Crews are on site at Kilhedge Lane, Lusk, where flood waters are receding. Crews also on site at Hand’s Lane Lusk clearing flood water. Crews and tankers on site at Hoar Rock, Skerries, and addressing issues there.”

Footage on social media shows flood waters sweep through Swords this afternoon while crews were also deployed to Malahide and Portmarnock. 

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Met Éireann had earlier issued a weather warning advising there would be locally heavy and thundery downpours leading to surface flooding.

Local Fine Gael councillor Anthony Lavin tweeted that sandbags had been distributed to elderly residents in Malahide. 

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