Water levels in the worst affected areas remain at a very high level following last night’s severe flooding throughout Limerick city and county.
“We would urge any persons who require assistance to make themselves known to the emergency services at the site as soon as possible so that assistance can be provided”, he said.
Unprecedented high tides and strong winds this morning overwhelmed the defences put in place by Limerick city and county councils earlier this week.
And with the risk of flooding at high tide continuing until Monday, Limerick City and County Council, the HSE and the Gardaí are co-ordinating the response to the emergency.
At this stage most roads have reopened, however the Council have advised road users to exercise caution. Pumping of flood waters in worst affected areas is continuing.