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Bad news for Clare, it has just been hit with a new flood warning

The area was heavily hit over the weekend.
Dec 7th 2015, 1:48 PM 26,123 23

A FLOOD WARNING has been issued in Co Clare.

The local council has been informed by ESB that a significant amount of water is set to be released from Parteen Weir, a hydro dam that operates on the River Shannon.

It anticipates that this is likely to cause the river to burst its banks and create flooding of the roads with a potential for properties in flood prone locations to also be affected.

This new warning comes after extensive flooding over the weekend in the River Shannon basin.

What’s happening now?

The council has said that it is engaging with the ESB and is trying to contact property owners who may find themselves facing further water damage.

Sandbags are being distributed and contact is being made with any residence who may have reduced mobility, to ensure they are able to get in and out of their homes if further flooding does happen.

Clare County Council has also said that it is in the process of responding to a request for emergency accommodation from property owners in the Doorus area of O’Callaghan’s Mills and in the Springfield, Clonlara area

It has said that it is working with the ESB, An Garda Síochána and Limerick City and County Council to fix the situation.

Read: Cork town enraged after being left defenceless to heavy flooding

Also: Calls for national emergency plan to be enacted to deal with flooding

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