Parts of Limerick city put on flood alert

Parts of Limerick City have been put on flood alert due to fear of high tides.

Parts of Limerick City have been put on flood alert due to fear of high tides.

A precautionary flood warning has been issued for the quays between Shannon Bridge and Thomond Bridge due to expected high tides and it is expected to remain in place until early next week.

High tides of seven metres are being predicted and the critical times are between 6 and 8 morning and evening.

The boardwalks at O’Callaghan and Clancy Strands have been closed as a precaution as flood barriers have been erected.

Limerick City Council says it will continue to monitor the situations and residents and business in the affected areas are being encouraged to take precautions to protect property from being damaged.