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Dublin: 8 °C Thursday 23 January, 2020
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Poll: Are you happy with how your council manages flood risks?

Heavy flooding around Ireland, particularly in Blackpool in Cork, has left locals angry at the level of council warnings.

Dublin was not as badly affected by flood water this time around - but Cork fared far worse.
Dublin was not as badly affected by flood water this time around - but Cork fared far worse.
Image: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

THE HEAVY RAIN on Thursday night and Friday morning, which caused flooding in many coastal areas, has again raised questions about the measures undertaken by local authorities to warn homes and businesses of a flood risk.

Residents of Blackpool in Cork, which has been hit by increasingly regular flooding in recent years, have complained that Cork City Council did not offer a flood warning before Thursday’s deluge – with the Irish Examiner reporting that residents could go to Europe to force more affirmative anti-flooding action.

For its part, the city council in Cork says it was not given a weather alert by Met Éireann – and blamed a tractor tyre, which was washed into an underground drainpipe, for scuppering the natural defences.

This morning we’re asking if you’re happy with the steps that your own county or city council has taken to address the risks of flooding, and how it reacts whenever floods presents themselves.

So – are you happy with how your council manages flood risks?


Poll Results:

Not happy at all (580)
I don't know (512)
Could do better, could do worse (339)
Yes, they do very well (120)




Read: Northern Ireland still faces blackouts as weather warning persists in Republic

More: Floods, power cuts, traffic jams: rain wreaks havoc

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