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24/07/2021

WARNING: Flood prone areas being monitored closely as thaw sets in

Public are being warned of the risk of flooding

Offaly County Council is warning of the risk of flooding in the coming days as the large quantities of lying snow in the county continues to thaw.

Offaly County Council stated this morning that there are concerns about possible flooding as the thaw starts and that is  monitoring this. Areas known to flood continue to be monitored.

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Offaly County Council is urging the public to watch out for flooding and to stay away from watercourses over the next few days as river levels will rise in some catchments.

Met Eireann is also warning that riiver levels will rise due to snow melt, leading to localised flooding, especially in mountainous catchments and in urban areas.

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