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Limerick City and County Council monitoring water levels on the River Shannon

Staff from Limerick City and County Council are closely monitoring water levels along the River Shannon as indications are that water levels will continue to rise. Some lands along the river have already been flooded with Montpelier, Castleconnell, Annacotty, and the Mountshannon area of Lisnagry the areas most likely to experience flooding over the next few days.

Limerick City and County Council has deployed defence measures including pumps, booms and sandbags to the areas most affected and will continue to monitor the situation on a 24/7 basis.

Members of the Defence Forces have also been called in by the Council to help in the operation.

Due to heavy rainfall over the past number of weeks, lands across all of Limerick city and county are already saturated and Limerick City and County Council is urging people to stay away from riversides and banks due the current conditions.

The Council is also urging people to exercise extreme caution when going through roads that are flooded and any signage erected by the Council should be followed.

There are no indications that other areas of Limerick prone to flooding will be affected at this time.

Limerick City and County Council has convened the Local Co-ordination Group comprising of the local authority, the HSE and An Garda Síochána to inform them of the situation.

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