Limerick County Council on alert following floods in West Limerick

David Hurley

Reporter:

David Hurley

LIMERICK County Council says it will continue to monitor the situation after heavy rainfall caused severe flooding in parts of County Limerick last night.

LIMERICK County Council says it will continue to monitor the situation after heavy rainfall caused severe flooding in parts of County Limerick last night.

A spokesperson for the local authority says it responded to a number of incidents last evening as a result of the ongoing severe weather, which has seen up to a month’s rainfall in some places over the past 24 hours.

Several units of the County Limerick Fire Service were deployed in Foynes due to flooding and two units the Limerick City Fire Service spent several hours in Dromcollogher.

There were fears at one point that the local respite centre would have to be evacuated, however the water levels receded before this became necessary.

While, the wortst of the rain has passed, a number of roads, particulary around Broadford village, remain impassable in West Limerick this morning and motorists are being advised to excercise caution.

“The Council advises motorists to drive with caution during this period. Pedestrians also are advised to keep clear of flood areas and swollen rivers,” said a spokesperson for Limerick County Council, who added that there may be some disruption to public water supplies over the next 24 hours.

Meanwhile, there have been no reports of major incidents in Limerick city.