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.

There are fears some areas may experience a repeat of the flooding and damage seen at the start of the year.

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."

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