'Highly likely' parts of Cork will flood this evening; gel bags available for city businesses and residents

'Highly likely' parts of Cork will flood this evening; gel bags available for city businesses and residents

Previous flooding in Cork city.

Cork City Council have warned that it is highly likely that flooding will occur in the low-lying areas of the city centre this evening.

There will be a period of very high astronomical Spring Tides from this evening.

A tidal surge and strong south-easterly winds are also forecast to occur at this time. 

These factors combined will result in tide levels higher than the natural tide levels.

Eevening high tide is at 20:13 and morning high tide onTuesday is at 8:35am.

City Hall have said that it is highly likely that flooding will occur in particular on: 

Morrison’s Quay; Mathew Quay; Mathew Street; Union Quay; Trinity Bridge; South Terrace; Rutland Street; Sawmill Street; Lavitts Quay; Kyrls Street; Kyrls Quay; Crosses Green; Sharman Crawford St; and Wandesford Quay.

There is also now a risk of flooding other locations, namely: Lapps Quay; McSwiney Quay; Albert Quay; Kennedy Quay; Proby’s Quay; French’s Quay; Lancaster Quay; Sullivan’s Quay; South Mall; and via side streets onto Oliver Plunkett St., as well as the possibility of impacts to Patrick Street, Grand Parade, Washington Street, and Lower Glanmire Road.

Motorists are advised not to park in any of the areas listed above between 6pm this evening and 10am tomorrow.

Cork City Council have a limited stock of gel-bags and sand-bags available for collection by members of the public and businesses.

Gel bags are available at the Council Depot, Anglesea Terrace, and both gel and sandbags at Tramore Valley Park (Civic Amenity Site), South Link Rd until 6pm this evening.

Road closures will be introduced from early afternoon, Diversions will be put in place to ensure traffic can still circulate. 

David Joyce, Director of Operational Services in Cork City Council said “Cork City Council is well prepared to support the citizens and businesses of Cork during this tidal event. We have resources on standby and in conjunction with the other Principal Response Agencies, including the Fire Services, An Garda Siochana and the Civil Defence, we stand ready to respond to whatever issues arise".

The City Council’s Customer Service Unit (CSU) has extended its opening hours this evening until 21:30hrs and will be operating from 07:30hrs tomorrow, to allow members of the public contact us with any issue that may arise due to this flooding event. The CSU can be contacted on 021-4924000.

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