Clare coastline battered by Storm Imogen

Clare coastline battered by Storm Imogen

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Doonmore, Doonbeg on Monday afternoon. Pic Gary Collins
Doonmore, Doonbeg on Monday afternoon. Pic Gary Collins

Clare County Council is warning of the risk of further coastal flooding on Monday evening because of a High Tide coinciding with the sea surge and continuing strong winds from Storm Imogen.

High Tide is forecast for 5.30pm on the Clare coast and the Shannon Estuary.

The Council is warning members of the public to avoid exposed coastal locations and roads affected by flooding on Monday morning.

Flooding occurred at a number of locations along the Clare coastline due to a combination of a significant storm surge, strong westerly winds and a High Tide at 5.15am.

The worst affected locations on Monday afternoon are at Kilcredaun and Rinvella near Carrigaholt, Ross Bay, Marine Parade in Kilkee, White Strand (Miltown Malbay), Lahinch promenade and carpark, and at Doolin Pier carpark. Council staff are working throughout the West Clare Municipal District to remove storm debris from the affected locations and to carry out necessary repairs to damaged infrastructure.

Doonmore, Doonbeg on Monday. Pic Gary Collins
Doonmore, Doonbeg on Monday. Pic Gary Collins
Ogimet chart showing weather data for Ireland in teh 24 hour period up to 6am Monday
Ogimet chart showing weather data for Ireland in teh 24 hour period up to 6am Monday
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Founder and Editor, Mark Dunphy established The Clare Herald in December 2007. The native of Connolly, County Clare, is also founder/operator of Dunphy Public Relations and Irish Weather Online. His media career began in 1999 when he commenced employment with Clare FM after securing a degree in Media & Communications and History from Mary Immaculate College. In 2005, he departed the position of Head of News and Current Affairs to establish Dunphy Public Relations.

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