Cork breathes sigh of relief as high tide passes

Sharman Crawford St. Pic: Garda/Twitter

The River Lee's high tide has now passed, with Cork city centre avoiding serious flooding.

After almost unprecedented flooding on February 4, there were fears that businesses in the city would be hit with similar floods.

The river did burst its banks in places, including traditional flooding problem areas such as Fr Mathew Quay, Wandesford Quay, Sharman Crawford St and Lancaster Quay.

However, busy shopping streets such as Patrick's Street and Oliver Plunkett St remained unaffected.

However, two nationwide Met Éireann weather warnings remain in place, and the public has been warned that an Atlantic storm passing over Ireland could cause flooding in some areas later this evening.

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