A flooded road in Clonakilty on Tuesday. Photo: Michael MacSweeney/Provision

Coastal flooding widespread

Parts of Cork county were also hit by tidal flooding this week with a number of towns suffering quite badly on Tuesday morning. Among the worst places were Bantry, where 15 properties were affected according to Cork County Council, Youghal and Kinsale.

Bantry was also hit by flooding in August but the flooding this week was less severe with many businesses able to re-open on Tuesday after cleaning.

While roads were flooded all over the county, the damage to property was less than had been feared.

Other areas which were affected by flooding included Castletownbere, Timoleague, Rosscarbery, Courtmacsharry, Clonakilty, Carrigaline, Crosshaven, Cobh, Whitegate and Aghada.

Cork County Council’s Fire Service and roads crews attended a number of locations that suffered flooding while Cork County Council said the storm surge, coupled with spring tides were the major contributory factors. A southerly wind direction and high wind speeds coinciding with high tides had the effect of increasing the tide significantly.

Issues such as fallen trees, flooding and road damage should be reported to the relevant local area office during working hours or contact the council’s emergency out of hours number at 021-4800048 (5pm-9am and weekends). Contact details for the council’s area offices are available at corkcoco.ie or by contacting Cork County Council Headquarters on 021-4276891.