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Saturday 2 December 2023 Dublin: 2°C

# Flooding

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November 2023
Flood relief schemes extended to small businesses affected by Storm Debi in Galway
Cabinet approved the extension of two schemes to businesses in the county today.
'Considerable damage' in Galway city and county as flooding causes overtopping
Clean up operations are to take place throughout the day.
40 people killed in Kenya and Somalia as heavy rain and floods displace thousands
In Somalia, the government declared an emergency after the extreme weather killed at least 25 people and destroyed homes, roads and bridges.
Details of a fodder support scheme for farmers impacted by flooding to be signed off today
The scheme is specifically for farmers on the Shannon Callows and comes after the Minister previously said there would be no such support.
Fire brigade continues pumping water out of flooded Downpatrick streets
Many of the business owners affected had previously been unable to get insurance cover for flood damage.
Timeline extended for businesses to apply for flood relief funding
The schemes offer up to €100,000 worth of support to organisations that have suffered severe flood damage.
How nature, instead of concrete, could protect Ireland's towns from damaging floods
As flood threats grow, what can we do to stop other towns being hit like Midleton? Read an extract from The Journal’s climate newsletter.
October 2023
Flooding hits homes in Co Wexford as further heavy rain forecast in Ireland
A dinghy was involved in efforts to take people to dry land in the Haven estate in Rosslare.
Rain warning for eight counties following 'significant' flooding in Wexford and part of Cork City
Met Éireann warned that high tides are expected to be very high along all coasts.
'Everything is damaged': Pregnant woman tells of being rescued from her flooded home
A Status Orange rain warning was in place for Kilkenny, Waterford and Wexford on Monday.
More precise flood forecasting system for Ireland delayed due to staffing issues, official says
The secretary general for the department said that the new system will provide more accurate forecasting on flooding.
Storm Babet floods show climate change is 'here and now' - Eamon Ryan
Tanáiste Micheál Martin acknowledged the government has been “slow” until now to implement protective measures.
Public 'strongly advised' to avoid cliff walk after landslide in Dunmore East
The Dunmore East to Ballymacaw cliff path at Portally Cove is closed until further notice.
Cabinet to hear proposal for Storm Babet flood relief scheme that could give businesses up to €100,000
The memo is expected to come before Cabinet today in the wake of major flooding.
Tánaiste says schemes on a ‘scale we haven’t seen before’ required after Midleton flooding
The Tánaiste added: ‘It’s clear that something significantly extra is required here now.’
Orange rain warning issued for three counties as Cork braces itself for more flooding
A number of different weather warnings will be in effect today and tomorrow.
Government may increase money available to businesses damaged by flooding, Eamon Ryan says
Under a current scheme, businesses affected by flooding can avail of up to €20,000 for damage to their premises.
John Gibbons: We must turn to nature if we're serious about tackling extreme flooding
The environmental journalist and commentator says multi-million flood barriers are not the answer – nature is.
Status Orange rainfall warnings in place in Dublin and Wicklow
The risk of flooding in Midleton, Co Cork has lowered.
Met Éireann has issued Status Orange rainfall warnings for Co Dublin and Co Wicklow with immediate effect.
In Cork, the county council is asking the public to avoid the centre of Midleton due to a “significant” risk of further flooding.
Status Yellow warnings are in place in Louth, Meath and Northern Ireland.
Aerial photographs show scale of flooding in Midleton caused by Storm Babet
'Orange is quite dangerous': Met Éireann explains lack of Red warning for Storm Babet's rain
Aerial photographs show scale of flooding in Midleton caused by Storm Babet
Guileen Coast Guard, who captured the photographs, said a ten-day-old baby was among those who had to be moved to safety.
Storm Babet: Cork roads remain impassable after 'worst flooding in 40 years'
The storm brought heavy rainfall to counties like Cork and Waterford, leading to major flooding.
14,000 displaced in Myanmar after record rain sparks floods
Scientists say man-made climate change is making weather patterns more intense.
77 people die in floods in India after glacial lake bursts
Scientists warn that similar disasters will become an increasing danger across the Himalayas due to climate change.
People in north Scotland warned of a 'risk to life’ from flooding caused by heavy rains
Parts of Scotland have been warned to ‘stay alert, not stand down’ while the south of the UK enjoys dry weather.
September 2023
Heavy rains cause flooding and transport chaos in New York City
Up to 5 inches of rain fell in some areas overnight, and as much as 7 inches more is expected throughout the day.
Libyan prosecutor general orders arrest of eight officials after flooding disaster
Derna’s mayor Abdulmonem al-Ghaithi, who was sacked after the flood, is among the detainees.
Potential flooding as rain warning in place for 11 counties
Kerry and West Galway have also been issued status yellow wind warnings.
Aid arrives in flood-hit Libya, where at least 40,000 people are displaced
The death toll from Derna alone has risen to 11,300, the United Nations has said.
Libyan prosecutor opens probe into collapse of two dams after 11,000 killed
Recovery efforts have been hampered by difficulty getting aid to the hardest-hit areas and the destruction of infrastructure.
Death toll soars to 11,300 after flooding in Libyan coastal city of Derna
A UN official has said that most casualties could have been avoided.
UN says thousands of Libya flood deaths could have been avoided
More than 5,000 people are believed to have died, with thousands more injured and left homeless.
Aid workers who managed to reach Derna described devastation in the city centre, with thousands still missing and tens of thousands left homeless.
At least 30,000 people in Derna were displaced by the flooding, the UN’s International Organisation for Migration said.
Nearly 4,000 dead after Libya floods and thousands more missing
The Mediterranean coastal city of Derna was hit by a huge flash flood late on Sunday.
Death toll from floods in Greece rises to 15 after four more bodies found
Greece’s fire service said that since flooding hit central Greece on Tuesday it has evacuated nearly 3,500 people. Rescue efforts continue.
Hong Kong flooded by heaviest rainfall in 140 years
On Thursday, the city recorded its highest ever rainfall since records began in 1884.
Death toll from storms and flooding in Greece, Turkey and Bulgaria rises to 14
A flash flood at a campsite in north-western Turkey, near the border with Bulgaria, killed at least five people and swept away bungalow homes.
At least five people dead after severe rainstorms trigger flooding across Europe
Turkish interior minister Ali Yerlikaya said four other people were missing after the flash flood swept over a campsite in the Kirklareli province.
'Harrowing' conditions and flooding strand tens of thousands at Burning Man festival site
One death is being investigated at the counterculture festival in Nevada.
August 2023
Met Éireann told forecasters that Ireland needs to prepare for more extreme weather
An advisory said it was ‘beyond doubt’ that human influence has warmed the atmosphere.
Residents evacuated from Clontarf due to flooding caused by heavy rain
Dublin Fire Brigade have stated that firefighters from North Strand and Phibsborough fire stations were called to help
At least 30 dead after heavy flooding in northern China
Officials reported the deaths in Baoding, about 150 kilometres from Beijing, adding that 18 people were missing.