Storm Frank brought incessant rain all yesterday afternoon (76.9mm in total in town). On top of ground that was already totally saturated, all the rain went straight to the rivers and flooding was inevitable. This morning the Blackwater and Finnow are at the highest they’ve been in a number of years. Loads of roads in the area are closed, so travelling today isn’t a great idea. photos below are thanks to Michelle. (For lots more photos/videos/info on flooding in Cork, see Cork Flood Alerts)
The Blackwater peaked at 8am this morning at a height of 3.233m, the highest it’s been in a number of years.
Video:Flooding at Colthurst Bridge, Rathcoole
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The Finnow burst its banks at Drishane Castle, where asaylum seekers are currently residing.