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Councils prepare for code level orange weather warning

December 11th, 2015 3:45 PM

By Kieran O'Mahony

Members of Bandon Fire Brigade tackle flooding in Bandon last week

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AS parts of the county face another weekend of heavy rainfall and with a code level orange weather warning in place, Cork County Council has said that it is prepared for any potential flooding in Bandon. Road crews have been put on standby overnight and tomorrow and flood defences are in readiness.

'We're at a better level of preparedness than where we were last week and we have additional pumps as well as extra sandbags if there is any flooding. The rainfall prediction is less than last week so we will wait and see what happens,' said Charlie McCarthy, Senior Exectuive Engineer with Cork County Council.

Prolonged falls of heavy rain are expected overnight and on Saturday with totals of 30 to 50mm with larger totals on higher ground.

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 http://www.mapalerts.corkcoco.ie/

Council officials will endeavor to keep the public informed via their website, twitter and facebook accounts in relation to any possible flood events or related incidents.  In the event of an emergency people can contact them 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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