Met Éireann has warned that seven counties will experience flooding today…
A status yellow rainfall warning was issued at 11 pm, Wednesday night, as the kind people of Met Éireann have advised that Carlow, Kilkenny, Wexford, Wicklow, Cork, Tipperary and Waterford will experience a serious amount of rainfall today.
Met Éireann went on to say: “Rain will be persistent and heavy at times especially during the afternoon (which it has been) with a risk of flooding in areas. An estimated figure of 25 to 40mm rainfall is expected, highest values are likely to be near the coast.
Met Éireann expects the weather warning to remain in effect for 12 hours — from 9 am this morning until 9 pm this evening.
Dry weather for a time in N & NE, but rain in all areas this aft/eve. Some heavy/thundery falls, esp in parts of S Muns & S Leins, with risk of spot flooding, but possible in parts of NW too this aft. Highs 11 to 14, winds light at first but will increase strong in parts of S & E pic.twitter.com/iXUZFAtBxk
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) September 20, 2018
Tánaiste Simon Coveney told RTÉ yesterday that he feels people aren’t paying enough attention to recent warnings. Asked whether the to explain himself on the matter he said: “The weather warnings have been there and been clear for a number of days now in terms of (Status) Orange and Yellow (alerts).”
And he thinks sometimes when people don’t see a red warning, they assume that everything will be fine.
In a sad turn of events, two people were killed as a result of the storm; a woman in Galway who was inside a caravan that was blown off a cliff on Wednesday morning and a man who was struck by a falling tree in Armagh.