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Flood alert for areas of Limerick and Cork

Residents in both Limerick city and Cork city have been warned that flooding may be possible into early next week.

The river Shannon as it passes through Limerick city.
The river Shannon as it passes through Limerick city.
Image: Niall Carson/PA Archive/Press Association Images

PARTS OF LIMERICK city have been placed under flood alert because of high tides.

The precautionary warning is being extended to the quays between Shannon Bridge and Thomond Bridge, reports the Limerick Leader. It is expected to remain in place until the beginning of next week.

High tides of seven metres are being forecast, with the most critical times being between 6 and 8 morning and evening. Flood barriers have been erected on the boardwalks of O’Callaghan and Clancy Strands, which are now closed.

Meanwhile residents in Cork city have also been given a precautionary flood alert for Sunday morning.

The possibility of flooding has been predicted for low lying areas of the city centre including South Terrace, Trinity Bridge, Cotter Street, Stable Lane, Union Quay, Morrisons Quay, Crosses Green, Frenchs Quay, Wandesford Quay, Lavitts Quay, Kyrls Street & Kyrls Quay, reports RTÉ.

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