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Kilkenny County Council on high alert as yellow rainfall warning issued


Severe Weather Response -Press Release/Update No 1 of 6th January 2016-Issued at   5.00pm

 Met Eireann has issued a Yellow  rainfall warning for the River Nore Catchment.

Rainfall Amounts of up to 20 to 25 mm are possible in the River Nore catchment from 3pm today (6th January) until 3am tomorrow morning ( 7th January)

Kilkenny County Council’s Flood Emergency Response Plan remains active.

Kilkenny County Council is remaining on high alert.

There is a risk of flooding in smaller streams & rivers.

The Council will be monitoring closely the tributaries of the Nore including the  Nuenna, Duiske, Dinin , Breagagh and Kings rivers.

Existing Flood Defences will remain in place until at least Thursday night or Friday .

Sandbags are being made available at:

Newrath-Council Depot

Piltown- Community Centre

Mooncoin -Church Car Park

Kilkenny City-Council Depot at Gaol Rd.

Inistioge-on lay bye on Kilkenny Rd

Cloghabrody Thomastown

Graiguenamanagh-Fair Green Car Park

Freshford Fire Station

Safety Message

Wet roads may freeze later tonight leading to icy road conditions by morning.

Road surfaces have been damaged & there is debris and spot flooding on many roads which will not be visible during darkness .

Take extra care tomorrow at school drop off & pick up points at when travelling behind school buses.

Pedestrians are still being advised to stay away from rivers and river banks-rivers are swollen with strong currents & river banks are very unstable.


If any person requires assistance they should contact 1890 252654 

or in the event of an extreme emergency Ring 112