Weather woes look set to continue

Flooding at Blackrock on Monday of this week

Flooding at Blackrock on Monday of this week

Just week after Dundalk and its surrounds were hit by freak weather, a fresh batch of flooding and high tides hit over the weekend and Monday.

Once again Main Street of Blackrock was closed off yesterday, as monster waves threatened to engulf the promenade.

Despite the village being prepared for this round of stormy weather, waves once again traversed the sea wall, and the left the main road closed off.

The high tides were significantly less than in the New Year storms, but they were still big enough to make it overi n spot.

Sandbags and and giant concrete blocks were once again called on to shore up the defences.

Louth County Council issued flood warnings for Bellurgan and warned of flooding across Dundalk, Blackrock and Carlingford.

Unfortunately the horrendous conditions look set to continue, with Met Eireann issuing further warnings of floods and high winds later in the week.

Heavy rain is set for tonight (Tuesday), with a short break before more heavy showers hit on Wednesday.

They also say to expect more flooding on Saturday, describing it as: “A very showery day, with the showers again merging to longer spells of rain and occasional heavy thundery downpours.

“Flooding is again likely to occur.”


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