Torrential rain affects travel in Dublin
October 25th, 2011 by elisa

The city of Dublin has put emergency plans into place following widespread flooding yesterday.

Torrential rain in Dublin caused chaos and destruction yesterday according to the Irish Independent. A month’s rainfall fell in just one day, stranding motorists and flooding homes and businesses. The city’s main shopping centre had to be closed and evacuated as the water entered.

Travel chaos ensued as flights in and out of Dublin Airport were delayed, rail services cancelled and two of the country’s motorways closed or impassable.

Meteorologists have warned there is more heavy rain on the way, however it should not be as bad. The Irish weather service has issued a severe weather warning for Ulster and east Leinster.

The UK has not escaped either with parts of south-west England, northern Ireland and Wales suffering flooding. Coastal and river areas in Cornwall, Devon, Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire and Swansea have all now been issued with flood alerts.

Dublin airport is warning passengers to check access roads’ status before setting off to the airport, information can be found here.


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