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Ireland Emergency services pumping water from Clare housing estate flooded from heavy rainfall

06:55  10 march  2020
06:55  10 march  2020 Source:   thejournal.ie

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a traffic light on a rainy night: The flooded housing estate © David Raleigh The flooded housing estate

FIREFIGHTERS AND LOCAL authority crews are tonight pumping flood water from part of a housing estate located in south east Clare.

The water poured in around homes in Westbury, located close to the Limerick border, shortly before 7pm.

10 homes in Annavilla Grove, in the estate, are under threat from the floodwater, sources said.

A unit attached to Limerick City and County Fire Service are at the scene, along with a support vehicle, as well as crews attached to Clare County Council.

Firefighters have deployed floating pumps around homes to pump water away from the houses.

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Council crews have laid sandbags to try to stem the deluge.

A digger machine is constructing a makeshift ditch to try to alleviate the flood.

According to a local source the water began pouring in from a nearby field.

The area is under threat of flooding due to increased rainfall.

Yesterday, Met Éireann warned of potential flooding due to expected downpours in Co Clare.

The national forecaster issued a 24-hour status yellow weather warning to take effect from 5am this morning stating “rainfall accumulations combined with high river levels may result in further flooding”.

Residents in Springfield, Clonlara, located about one mile from the River Shannon, in the same part of the region as Westbury, said tonight they were fearful of severe flooding threatening their homes.

13 houses in the community are impacted by floodwater when the ESB release increased discharge rates from the Parteen Weir.

The flood levels had receded in recent days, allowing some residents, who had been evacuated from their homes, to return to their houses and start another clean-up.

Hundreds of acres of farmland in the community remains under several feet of water.

The area has been struck by six devastating floods since 1995.

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A number of emergency vehicles were at the scene of the incident .It is understood that there are no other injuries.A witness said: "There was the helicopter, quite a large one, patrolling around and looking thoroughly, around three fire trucks, a couple of life boats (maybe like three?), a local who had a boat helped in the search, seven road policing and gardaí cars and police lines at most entrances to the cycle lane. Your browser does not support this video require(["binding"], function (binding) { binding("wcVideoPlayer", "#video_player_5a2e55cd-08c6-43a4-a58d-b16cf1b3d4aa").

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