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WATCH: Businesses hit by severe flash flooding down in Cork

By Sarah Finnan

October 20, 2020 at 9:24am

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The Rebel County has been hit by flash flooding once again with heavy overnight rainfall causing widespread damage across the county.

Locals down in the south of the country are waking up to widespread flooding this morning with Cork city one of the hardest hit by overnight rainfall.

Sharing a number of photos and videos of the damage, Cork City Council has been keeping the public up to date on the situation via social media - highlighting the extent of the damage that business owners face as they head into work this morning.

Drivers are being warned to exercise extreme caution on the roads this morning with reports coming in that there are long traffic jams in and around the city centre. A number of areas within the city have been hit by flooding including Sharman Crawford street which has been closed as a result.

Authorities have said that there is a large build-up of water along the South Mall area with flooding also being reported at Union Quay, Morrisons Quay, Wandesford Quay and Oliver Plunkett Street. Further diversions are expected to be put in place as the morning unfolds and motorists are asked to avoid the city centre before 10am this morning.

 

A Status Yellow weather warning remains in place for Cork until 3pm today.

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