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People on the Ha'Penny bridge in Dublin struggle with their umbrellas in heavy rain on Wednesday Photo by: Sam Boal c/a JOURNAL.IE

Dublin on high alert as fierce winds and monster floods move in

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People on the Ha'Penny bridge in Dublin struggle with their umbrellas in heavy rain on Wednesday Photo by: Sam Boal c/a JOURNAL.IE

Intense weather conditions walloping the eastern counties of Ireland have authorities warning citizens to reduce speeds while driving and to stock provisions in flood-prone areas. Met Éireann has forecast 25mm of rain that could fall in eastern counties over a 12-hour period begining at 9am on Wednesday.

The Irish Independent reports that while eastern counties will bear the brunt of the harsh weather, most of Ireland is feeling the effects. Counties including Galway, Waterford and Cork are reporting poor conditions for driving.

“As driving conditions are expected to be challenging, possible local flooding, we are asking motorists to reduce their speed,” Gardai said in a statement. Similarly, AA Roadwatch beseeched drivers to only drive through waters which they know their car can make it through.

Dublin City Council said resources are on standby to attend to flood locations that may arise. Dublin is on high alert following the 100mm of rain they received in a 24-hour period back in October that caused huge damage and claimed two lives.

"Owners of premises that consider themselves at risk of flooding are also advised to make provision to defend their own premises,” said Dublin City Council, which also warned that all parts of Dublin are at risk due to the unpredictable nature of flash flooding.

"While there is no threat of tidal flooding, the city council, as an additional reassurance to residents in the lower Dodder area, will close the tidal gates at this location," it added.

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