Weather warning in effect as flooding predicted
Strong winds and high tides are expected to cause further flooding problems in coming days.
Local authorities are on high alert and are increasing flood defences.
Met Éireann has a yellow Wind Warning in place for the entire country today, which is being upgraded to Orange Status tomorrow in some parts.
Wet & windy this AM.Widespread rain may cause localised flooding.Rain clearing E in the PM.Showers following.Highs 7-11C but falling later— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) January 31, 2014
Later tonight wet & windy weather will spread to all parts of the country from the west.Lows 2-5C initially but rising generally before dawn— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) January 30, 2014
There are fears some areas may experience a repeat of the flooding and damage seen at the start of the year.
CORK: Floodwater is beginning to recede from the Bailick Rd in Midleton. However, care is still required. http://t.co/xIOpAb4ktr— AA Roadwatch (@aaroadwatch) January 31, 2014
Senior Engineer with Clare County Council Tom Tiernan says coastal and low lying areas are at risk
"Our concerns relate to both coastal and inland scenarios," he said.
"The situation would appear to us that's evolving over the next few days is, in many ways, has similar characteristics to the severe weather situation which arose at the beginning of the month which caused so much devastation around the coast."
❄️Models showing a short-lived snow event for Ireland overnight/early tomorrow pic.twitter.com/t4k3kjR7S9— Irish Weather News (@iWeatherNews) January 31, 2014
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