Wet, wet, wet: Heavy rain brings flooding in south of the country

Wet, wet, wet: Heavy rain brings flooding in south of the country

Heavy rain is set to continue in the south of the country on Tuesday, bringing more local flooding, as a status orange Met Éireann rain warning remains in place. The status orange warning covers Cork, Kerry, Tipperary and Waterford, with between 50 and 80mm of rain to fall, bringing river and surface water flooding. The weather warning came into effect on Monday evening and remains in place until 9pm on Tuesday. A lower level status yellow warning is in place for the rest of the country due to the heavy rain overnight and into Tuesday, with 30 to 50mm of rain expected. The status yellow alert remains in effect until 9pm tonight. On Tuesday morning some areas had already seen spot flooding from heavy rain overnight. Kerry County Council warned people to “expect poor driving conditions on all routes this morning with spot flooding and surface water in all areas”. Cork County Council announced a number of roads were “impassable” on Tuesday morning due to flooding. The council had put sandbags and other flood defences in place at a number …
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