Weather warning as Storm Frank approaches

December 29th, 2015 3:05 PM

By Southern Star Team


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Met Eireann has issued an Orange weather alert for Cork, according to Cork County Council, which has advised the public to be cautious over the next 24 hours and has deployed heavy duty pumping equipment.

Orange Alert weather warning from Met Eireann:

Weather Warning : Code Level Orange
Rainfall totals of 40 to 70 mm over 24 hours between midday today and midday Wednesday.
Valid from 12:00 Tuesday 29-December-2015 until 12:00 Wednesday 30-December-2015
Cork County Council's Severe Weather Assessment Team convened again today (Tuesday 29 December) to review the impending Storm Frank weather forecast.

Our road crews are mobilised and providing sandbags and flood defences in readiness for a possible flood event. Heavy duty pumping equipment has been deployed in West Cork towns.

Coastal towns are on high alert for tomorrow morning's high tide between 7.00am and 9.00am which is expected to coincide with strong winds and storm surges.

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

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