Cork County Council statement on weekend weather - Orange alert

December 11th, 2015 4:50 PM

By Siobhan Cronin

Cork County Council has issued a statement about this weekend's predicted weather

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THIS statement has just been issued by Cork County Council:
Cork County Council's Severe Weather Assessment Team convened a number of times today in line with weather forecasts for the weekend ahead.  At this time, there is a Code Level Orange Weather Warning from Met Eireann in effect.  Prolonged falls of heavy rain are expected overnight Fridayand Saturday with totals of 30 to 50mm.  Larger totals on higher ground.

Our road crews will be on standby tonight and throughout the weekend, providing sandbags and flood defences in readiness for a possible flood event.  Heavy duty pumping equipment has been deployed in West Cork towns.

Please exercise caution near overflowing rivers and be aware of standing/moving water on roads.  Avoid drive through floodwater, especially when flowing. 

You can keep up to date on severe weather in the County through the Cork County Alerts.  This service will send a text warning to your phone, email or social media. You can register for free at

We will endeavor to keep you informed via our website, twitter and facebook accounts in relation to any possible flood events or related incidents.  In the event of an emergency you can contact us on the following:

Out Of Hours Emergency Number
5pm - 9am & Weekends & Public Holidays
Tel. 021-4800048

Emergency No. for Water & Wastewater Services
5pm - 9am & Weekends & Public Holidays
Tel. 1890 278 278


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