In advance of Met Eireann’s Status Orange - Rainfall Warning, with very heavy rain forecast for Monday night and throughout Tuesday, Cork County Council’s Severe Weather Assessment Team have convened again this afternoon.
The Council is at its highest levels of preparation with crews clearing inlets, gullies and known flood risk areas across Cork County throughout the day.
Flood barriers in Fermoy and Mallow are being installed to their highest levels. In Mallow, Longfields Bridge, and Park Road and in Killavullen, Killavullen Bridge will close when necessary.
Pumps are being deployed in Bantry, Dunmanway, Skibbereen, Bandon, Clonakilty, N25 (east of Castlemartyr) and a JCB in Roscarbery. Staff will be monitoring all known problem locations throughout the night, tomorrow and into Wednesday.
In Skibbereen, Rossa Road has closed with sandbags in place.
In Clonakilty, measures have been put in place at the end of the Timoleague road.
In Rosscarbery, culverts have been inspected and staff are on standby.
Sandbags have been deployed to known flood locations throughout the county.
Motorists are advised to avoid driving through flowing or standing water and to exercise caution during heavy rain. Motorists are also asked to be conscious of cyclists and pedestrians.
Issues such as fallen trees, flooding and road damage should be reported to the Council’s Emergency Out of Hours number (021) 4800048.
Cork County Council will continue to monitor this situation and convene as required over the next 48 hours. The Council will provide updates on www.corkcoco.ie and on the Council’s social media channels @Corkcoco.