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Saturday, September 09, 2006

Sandbags are out in fear of flooding

The sandbags are coming out around the city riverbanks as the city braces itself for possible flooding this coming weekend and beyond.

Local authorities in coastal regions across Ireland including Limerick have been put on high alert following a warning that unusually high tides this weekend could cause serious flooding in many areas.

(Below is a photo of one assortment of Sandbags being assembled at Harvey’s Quay)

Minister for the Environment Dick Roche has warned the worst floods for 25 years could hit coastal towns this weekend, and urged local authorities to clear all drains and have sandbags ready for local homes and businesses.

“We should use the weekend tides to ensure that our flood defences are in proper order and are ready to protect homes and businesses.These defences need to be working not just this weekend, but for the winter months ahead to ensure we do not fall victim to flooding.” - This website aims to provide practical help to all those whose homes or businesses may be at risk

Press Release - Minister Roche urges vigilance in advance of High Tides

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