City’s flood defences deployed ahead of Bank Holiday Weekend

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High tides are expected in Limerick across the October Bank Holiday Weekend, with the council saying flood defences have been deployed.

LIMERICK’S flood defences have been put in place ahead of the October Bank Holiday Weekend, with higher than normal tides forecast across the coming days.

Limerick City and County Council have taken steps to protect the city from the risks of possible flooding, with flood barriers in place along the quays where overtopping is expected.

All riverside walkways in the city centre where flood defences are in place will be closed across the weekend.

Met Éireann have forecast that the Highest Astronomical Tides (the tides that can be forecast under average weather conditions) are expected to be exceeded.

Flood protection measures are also in place in Askeaton and Foynes, Limerick City and County Council say.

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Council crews will be on standby across the weekend to handle any incidents that are reported.

Members of the public are advised to take extra care in the vicinity of the river over the weekend.