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The extent of the flooding in Midleton on Wednesday captured in aerial photographs. Guileen Coast Guard
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Were you impacted by floods over the past week? We want to hear your stories

Areas of Cork and Waterford were hit by severe flooding over the past week.

LAST UPDATE | Oct 26th 2023, 8:39 AM

HOMES AND BUSINESSES in some parts of Ireland have been left reeling after being hit with major floods during Storm Babet and during further spells of intense rain at the start of this week. 

Midleton in southeast Cork was one of the places worst affected, with some 100 homes and businesses flooded. The local hospital also had to be evacuated, while a rest centre was temporarily set up for people who had to be evacuated from their homes.

On Monday, Waterford City and nearby areas were hit by severe flooding. Roads were closed, and one pregnant woman had to be rescued from her home after her estate was hit by rapidly rising waters.

On Tuesday, the public was warned to avoid the cliff path at Dunmore East in the county due to landslide in the area.

Further funding of €3 million has been announced for people affected by the recent flooding. 

The Humanitarian Assistance Scheme will provide flood relief for small businesses, as well as sporting and voluntary organisations that were affected.

With all of this in mind, we at The Journal want to hear from those directly affected by the floods:

  • What impact did the flooding have on your home or business? 
  • Have you been able to secure insurance? 
  • Do you think the Government is doing enough to help?
  • Are you concerned about the prospect of further flooding in the future?

We’ll share the stories in a future article. Please include your full name, your age, phone number and the area and county in which you live in an email along with your story.

Please tell us if you wish to remain anonymous.

To share your story, please send 250-300 words to hayley@thejournal.ie with the subject line ‘Flooding’.