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Cork City Tidal Flood Alert 26-27 November 2019

Cork City Council wish to advise that there will be a period of very high astronomical Spring Tides from Tuesday 26th November until Wednesday 27th November.

A tidal surge and periodic strong southerly/south-easterly winds are also predicted over the next few days. These factors combined will result in tide levels higher than the natural tide levels.

The natural cycle of High Tides for the following days is predicted for:

Day Date Morning Evening
Tuesday 26/11/2019 04.50 17.13
Wednesday 27/11/2019 05.34  –

From Tuesday morning until Wednesday evening, prior to and after these tides, there is a significant risk of tidal flooding in the City. 

Householders and businesses should take precautionary measures to protect property.

It is likely that flooding will occur in the low lying areas of the City Centre in particular on Morrison’s Quay, Fr. Mathew Quay, Fr. Mathew Street, Union Quay, Trinity Bridge, South Terrace, Lavitts Quay, Kyrls Street, Kyrls Quay, Crosses Green, Sharman Crawford St and Wandesford Quay.  

There is also a risk of flooding along Lapps Quay, McSwiney Quay, Albert Quay, Kennedy Quay, Proby’s Quay, French’s Quay, Lancaster Quay, Sullivan’s Quay, South Mall via side streets onto Oliver Plunkett St., and thence to Patrick Street, Grand Parade, Washington Street, and Lower Glanmire Road.

The situation will continue to be monitored and further advice will be issued.

Cork City Council have a limited stock of gel-bags and sand-bags available. 

Location What
Council Depot, Anglesea Terrace Gel Bags
Tramore Valley Park, just beyond Civil Amenity Site Gel Bags & Sand Bags

These will be available for collection at the following times:

Day Date From Until
Monday 25/11/2019 12:00 18.00
Tuesday 26/11/2019 08.00 18.00

As availability is limited, Cork City Council reserve the right to ration or refuse issue of bags and all requests may not be fulfilled.

Traffic Impact

A number of road closures and traffic restrictions will be put in place. These will be introduced prior to flood events in order to reduce any negative impact of traffic movements through standing water.  Any restrictions will be eased as appropriate.

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