Watch: Flooding in Cork as high tide hits

Watch: Flooding in Cork as high tide hits
Flooding at Fr Mathew quay in Cork City

Parts of the city centre have flooded during high tide this evening with emergency services on hand in case it experiences the serious flooding that has hit other parts of the county in recent days. 

Water began to seep across the city streets around Morrison’s island a half hour before high tide.

 

Wandesford Quay and South Terrrace had both been closed to traffic.

 

Cork City Civil Defence was on hand to help out as the water began to rise at Union Quay.

Union Quay blocked off due to flooding on Thursday August 2020. Pic: Mick Finn.
Union Quay blocked off due to flooding on Thursday August 2020. Pic: Mick Finn.

Cork City Council tweeted that the water at Morrison’s Island was not as high as feared and they were lucky the wind direction changed earlier in the day. 

South Mall also took a hit, with water gathering on the street after 8pm.

Flooding on South Mall. Thursday, August 20, 2020 Pic: Amy Nolan.
Flooding on South Mall. Thursday, August 20, 2020 Pic: Amy Nolan.

Coastal areas in Cork have also experienced flooding this evening. 

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