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25th Feb 2020

PICS: These photos show the extent of the flooding in Galway

Sarah Finnan

Flooding in Galway

Galway has been hit by floods once again.

The west coast of Ireland is suffering following heavy rainfall, with the effects of recent stormy weather being most evident in Galway.

No stranger to flooding, Galway has been hit hard on more than one occasion by bad weather. Photos uploaded online show the extent of the damage and it looks severe, to say the least.

Hundreds of acres of land have been submerged underwater, spurring locals to make renewed calls for improved flood defences in the area.

Much of the countryside has been affected by rising water levels, something of particular concern for farmers who have cattle and other livestock to worry about.

Rail services between Galway and Limerick have been disrupted as a result of the weather, operating as bus transfers this morning. Iarnrod Eireann made the announcement this morning, taking to Twitter to say:

“Update: Due to rising water levels, Bus transfers remain in place until further notice between Gort – Athenry on the Limerick/Galway route. Rail services operating between Limerick – Gort and Athenry – Galway”.

Flooding along several Galway roads has lead to them being closed and motorists are advised to approach with caution.

And it looks like there will be no end to the showers anytime soon either according to Met Eireann.

“The showers will be most frequent in the western half of the country. Some patchy forst and ice at first and highs of just 3 to 6 degrees, becoming very windy this afternoon along the Munster coast.”

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