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Laois County Council release ‘Severe Weather’ warning ahead of overnight rainfall

Mountmellick was under siege from floods this week
Mountmellick was under siege from floods in 2017

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.”

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Stradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.