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19th Oct 2023

Midleton valet offers free service to cars damaged by Storm Babet

Fiona Frawley

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Met Éireann have advised that Cork is likely to see more flooding, as a further weather warning has been issued.

Over the past couple of days Storm Babet has caused millions of euro of damage, with Cork being hit the worst.

The flooding has been reported as the worst witnessed in over a decade, with roads left impassable, cars submerged in water and hundreds of homes damaged.

The “unprecedented” flooding resulted in the Irish Defence Forces being deployed to Cork to provide aid, with further Status Yellow rain warnings being issued for Cork, as well as Kerry and Limerick.

One of the areas worst hit was Midleton in East Cork, with the Independent reporting over one metre of flood water gushing through parts of the town’s Main Street, damaging both businesses and residential properties.

In the wake of the damage, local valet business KK Valeting is offering drying services for free to cars affected. Taking to social media, the business asked for the word to be spread around, writing: “Any cars flood damaged, need to be dried out etc, bring them down to us, we will sort ye out free of charge, share around lads”.


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A post shared by Keelan Kennedy (@kk_valeting)

The current weather warning for Cork, Kerry and Limerick is valid from 11pm on Thursday until 9am on Friday, and reads:

“Heavy bursts of rain or showers overnight and Friday morning coupled with waterlogged soils and high river levels is likely to lead to further localised flooding [and] dangerous travelling conditions.”

Header images via Twitter / Cork County Council & Instagram / kk_valeting 


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