Flooding concerns deepen as heavy rain forecasted

Thu, Oct 19, 2017


Met Éireann has forecasted heavy rainfall for this coming weekend, leading to increased flooding concerns locally as the level of the Shannon continues to creep upwards.

Speaking on Wednesday this week, Minister for the Office of Public Works, Kevin “Boxer” Moran, said he has been briefed by Met Eireann on the situation. While heavy rainfall is promised and Minister Moran did express some concern, he said for the moment Athlone appears to be okay.


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