Heavy rain on Saturday left parts of south Dublin “impassable”, with two shopping centres in the south of the city flooded.
The ground floor of Dundrum Town shopping centre was flooded. A number of restaurants and shops had to shut, while a section on Level 1 of the centre was closed off to customers.
Dundrum Town shopping centre said it was experiencing “isolated flooding in the Pembroke District and Level 1 Mall areas due to the sudden heavy downpour. Our teams are working hard to manage this”.
Meanwhile, the downpours also affected Cornelscourt shopping centre in Foxrock. Video footage showed rainwater streaming through the ceiling of Dunnes Stores, causing it to partially collapse.
Gardaí also issued a traffic alert for Roebuck Road in Dublin 14, warning flooding had made it "impassable".
Customer notice: We are currently experiencing isolated flooding in the Pembroke District and Level 1 Mall areas due to the sudden heavy downpour. Our teams are working hard to manage this and we will post any further info on our channels.Advertisement
— Dundrum Town Centre (@DundrumTC) August 21, 2021
“Roebuck Road, Dublin 14, has been made impassable due to severe flooding in the area,” said gardaí.
“Please take caution if you are driving in this area. Local diversions are in place.”
A status yellow thunderstorm warning was in place for Cavan, Donegal, Monaghan, Leitrim, Roscommon, Sligo and all of Leinster until 8pm on Saturday evening.
“Scattered heavy showers with thunderstorms will cause localised and surface flooding, mainly over Ulster, north Connacht and north and east Leinster,” noted Met Éireann’s forecast.