Laois County Council has released a warning for flooding across the county ahead of expected rainfall tonight.
Met Eireann have placed Laois in a ‘Yellow Warning’ for rain with between 20-30 millimeters expected to fall.
Director of Services Simon Walton says that river levels will rise higher than what was experienced after Storm Ciara and Storm Dennis.
Mr Walton said: “Following a review of weather forecasts, prevailing river levels in Laois and a Status Yellow rainfall warning for Laois through Sunday night into early Monday morning, Laois County Council’s Severe Weather Assessment Team wishes to highlight the following:
“Forecast rainfall for tonight (Sunday) is likely to give rise to river levels higher than those experienced recently following Storm Ciara and Storm Dennis.
“Please deploy flood defences where available and/or replenish, strengthen flood defences deployed over recent weeks.
“Prepare for water levels to exceed recent levels in the next 24 to 36 hours.
“Monday morning is invariably a busy morning for road traffic. Please drive carefully tomorrow morning, respect and obey diversionary signage where it is in place and be mindful of localised flooding.”