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Dublin: 16 °C Wednesday 12 August, 2020

#Flooding

From TheJournal.ie Drivers warned about snow and ice falling onto road as clean-up continues Impassable This post contains videos

Drivers warned about snow and ice falling onto road as clean-up continues

The east of the country is worst affected.

From TheJournal.ie Risk of flooding as snow begins to melt and river levels could 'suddenly' rise Storm Emma

Risk of flooding as snow begins to melt and river levels could 'suddenly' rise

The warning was put out at the latest National Emergency Coordination Group meeting today.

From TheJournal.ie Irish cities among worst affected in Europe, say flooding predictions Droughts And Floods

Irish cities among worst affected in Europe, say flooding predictions

A landmark study has predicted that climate change will push European cities “beyond breaking point”.

From TheJournal.ie Paris on high alert as the swollen river Seine creeps higher and higher Flooding

Paris on high alert as the swollen river Seine creeps higher and higher

Leaks started to appear in some basements yesterday, while some residents on the city’s outskirts were forced to travel by boat through waterlogged streets.

From TheJournal.ie Getting the train from Limerick this weekend? There will be bus transfers Getting Around

Getting the train from Limerick this weekend? There will be bus transfers

Irish Rail is advising customers that bus transfers will be in operation.

From TheJournal.ie Several areas are still flooded after heavy weekend rains Impassable This post contains videos

Several areas are still flooded after heavy weekend rains

The midlands was hardest hit over the weekend and some areas are still flooded.

From TheJournal.ie Roads around the country closed due to flooding Impassable This post contains videos

Roads around the country closed due to flooding

Motorists have been advised to exercise caution and avoid certain areas.

From TheJournal.ie Eamon Ryan on flood walls: 'We're gonna need a bigger boat' Opinion

Eamon Ryan on flood walls: 'We're gonna need a bigger boat'

Dublin was lucky last autumn but we only need to be unlucky once to regret the lack of preparation for the new risks we face, writes Eamon Ryan.

From TheJournal.ie PHOTOS: Cork roads closed due to flooding Impassable This post contains images

PHOTOS: Cork roads closed due to flooding

Motorists have been advised to take care and avoid some areas.

13 tweets that sum up Ireland in the throes of Storm Eleanor

Poor Galway is getting the brunt of it.

From TheJournal.ie Galway deals with the aftermath after 'unprecedented' floods hit the city Flooding

Galway deals with the aftermath after 'unprecedented' floods hit the city

Locals have been critical of the council’s response yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie 'People fled for their lives': Death toll in Philippines storm rises to 200 Flooding

'People fled for their lives': Death toll in Philippines storm rises to 200

A total of 70,000 have been displaced or otherwise affected by the storm.

From TheJournal.ie Over 180 killed as Philippines storm triggers flash floods and mudslides Tropical Storm

Over 180 killed as Philippines storm triggers flash floods and mudslides

Tropical Storm Tembin has lashed the nation’s second-largest island of Mindanao, triggering flash floods and mudslides.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Friday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Friday

Here’s all the news you need to know this morning.

From TheJournal.ie A burst Irish Water pipe leaves family with just one bedroom to call home this Christmas Flooding

A burst Irish Water pipe leaves family with just one bedroom to call home this Christmas

A large water mains burst at Bengal Terrace flooded 11 homes on 15 July in Limerick.

A pub in Co Laois flooded after heavy rain, but that didn't stop the regulars having a pint

It’ll take more than that to keep them away.

From TheJournal.ie Families evacuated in Laois as flooding spreads across the county Mountmellick

Families evacuated in Laois as flooding spreads across the county

People have been urged to stay away from Mountmellick and Clonaslee.

From TheJournal.ie It's going to take €15 million to fix Donegal's roads after last month's flooding Unprecedented

It's going to take €15 million to fix Donegal's roads after last month's flooding

Donegal County Council released its estimates on the repair costs this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie 'This and the Donegal floods go hand-in-hand': How Ireland plans to get to grips with renewable energy Climate Change

'This and the Donegal floods go hand-in-hand': How Ireland plans to get to grips with renewable energy

A new government consultation wants feedback on how we fund sustainable energy in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Trump arrives in Houston to see devastation left by Hurricane Harvey Flooding

Trump arrives in Houston to see devastation left by Hurricane Harvey

At least 42 people have been killed and up to 50,000 homes damaged.

From TheJournal.ie Rainfall warnings in place for 11 counties Spot Flooding

Rainfall warnings in place for 11 counties

Cork, Kerry and Waterford are expected to be worst affected.

From TheJournal.ie Trump to seek approval for nearly €5 billion in Hurricane Harvey relief funding Texas

Trump to seek approval for nearly €5 billion in Hurricane Harvey relief funding

The eventual cost of damage caused by Harvey could be more expensive than Hurricane Katrina relief efforts in 2005.

From TheJournal.ie US pastor criticised for delay in opening doors of megachurch to hurricane evacuees HURRICANE HARVEY

US pastor criticised for delay in opening doors of megachurch to hurricane evacuees

Joel Osteen of Lakewood Church in Houston said “the narrative we didn’t open in time is totally untrue”.

From TheJournal.ie Death toll in worst monsoon season in decades tops 1,200 South Asia

Death toll in worst monsoon season in decades tops 1,200

At least five people, including two children, have been killed in Mumbai since yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie President Trump prepares to visit Texas as Houston death toll rises HURRICANE HARVEY

President Trump prepares to visit Texas as Houston death toll rises

Houston’s Mayor has defended the decision not to evacuate the city.

From TheJournal.ie Trump declares state of emergency in Louisiana as US braces for return of Hurricane Harvey HURRICANE HARVEY

Trump declares state of emergency in Louisiana as US braces for return of Hurricane Harvey

The Category 4 hurricane has wreaked havoc across the gulf coast since making its landfall last Friday.

From TheJournal.ie Daniel O'Donnell and Nathan Carter join forces to help raise funds after Donegal flooding Flood Aid

Daniel O'Donnell and Nathan Carter join forces to help raise funds after Donegal flooding

The event will take place in Letterkenny at 3pm this coming Sunday.

From TheJournal.ie Texas ravaged by Hurricane Harvey - with huge amounts of further rainfall still expected Unprecedented

Texas ravaged by Hurricane Harvey - with huge amounts of further rainfall still expected

The Category 4 hurricane has wreaked havoc across the gulf coast since making its landfall last Friday.

From TheJournal.ie Teacher on mudslide: 'Our school was completely destroyed and pupils, teachers and parents died' Sierra Leone

Teacher on mudslide: 'Our school was completely destroyed and pupils, teachers and parents died'

The death toll from this months mudslide and flooding in Sierra Leone’s capital city is approaching 500.

From TheJournal.ie 'A tsunami from the skies': Taoiseach to travel to Donegal as emergency meeting takes place over floods Flooding

'A tsunami from the skies': Taoiseach to travel to Donegal as emergency meeting takes place over floods

Met Éireann has issued a status yellow rainfall warning for five counties.

From TheJournal.ie Rainfall warning in place for five counties amid risk of spot flooding Heavy Downpours

Rainfall warning in place for five counties amid risk of spot flooding

The heaviest of the showers are likely to begin in the west and northwest before moving eastwards.

From TheJournal.ie Over 300 dead after mudslide sweeps through Sierra Leone's capital Freetown

Over 300 dead after mudslide sweeps through Sierra Leone's capital

Thousands have been left homeless and there’s an “overwhelming number of dead” after severe flooding and mudslides in Freetown.

From TheJournal.ie Families forced to leave homes after burst pipe causes flooding, sinkhole Limerick

Families forced to leave homes after burst pipe causes flooding, sinkhole

A large water mains burst at Bengal Terrace and flooded 11 homes on 15 July.

From TheJournal.ie Climate change behind dramatic shift in timing of Irish floods, study finds Dramatic Impact

Climate change behind dramatic shift in timing of Irish floods, study finds

Winter floods are now occurring the east of Ireland earlier towards autumn than they did 20 years ago.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Are you worried about climate change? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you worried about climate change?

New research predicts a dramatic rise in the death toll from weather-related disasters in Europe in the coming decades.

From TheJournal.ie Smart rainfall sensors are being used in Dublin city to give an early-warning defence from flooding Internet Of Things

Smart rainfall sensors are being used in Dublin city to give an early-warning defence from flooding

The low-cost sensors are being deployed across the capital to monitor rainfall, weather conditions and river levels.

From TheJournal.ie The rain was so bad yesterday it flooded parts of Dublin's north inner city Sheriff Street This post contains videos

The rain was so bad yesterday it flooded parts of Dublin's north inner city

A spokesperson for Dublin City Council confirmed there was localised flooding in the Sheriff Street area.

From TheJournal.ie Thundery downpours and risk of localised flooding for the weekend Weekend Weather

Thundery downpours and risk of localised flooding for the weekend

Don’t clean the BBQ just yet.

From TheJournal.ie 'People have lost everything': Australian towns face worst flooding seen in a century Cyclone Debbie
From TheJournal.ie Storms Desmond and Frank: 'One year on, we need to rethink how we manage flood risk' Opinion

Storms Desmond and Frank: 'One year on, we need to rethink how we manage flood risk'

Our climate is warming and major flood events are likely to occur once every 10 years by the second half of this century, writes Anja Murray.