Sandbags are out in fear of flooding
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.”
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Press Release - Minister Roche urges vigilance in advance of High Tides