Army called in to help with flood relief as boil water notice is issued in Co Cork

The army has been called in to give extra support to communities across Ireland who are dealing with flooding.

Troops and vehicles have been sent to areas of Cork, Galway, Clare, Kilkenny and Westmeath.

The Coast Guard are again appealing for people to stay away from piers and harbours as bad weather and high seas continue.

Leinster and Munster are going to be hit with heavy rain for the next 24 hours.

The Taoiseach is looking into a long term forecasting system to better prepare themselves for future storms.

Cork County Council has issued a boil water notice for around 10,000 people who use water from the Whitegate Regional Supply Scheme.

The areas under the notice are Midleton south east, Ballynacorra, Cloyne, Aghada, Whitegate, Ballycotton, Churchstown, Trabolgan and all surrounding rural areas.

You can read the boil water notice in full here.

KEYWORDS: Water, flooding, Cork


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