Monday, November 23, 2009

Ireland devastated by severe flooding

Ireland is tonight bracing itself for more heavy rains which brought devastation to parts of the country earlier. Environment Minister John Gormley said it would not be possible to gauge the full scale of the damage in Cork, Galway and Clare until the middle of the week. “I think it’s fair to say what we are experiencing at the moment is unprecedented,” he said.

Much of Cork City was seriously flooded in the early hours of Friday morning causing an estimated €100m in damage. Damage to the main city pumping station at the Lee Fields means that most of the Northside of the Cork will be without water until next weekend. Several main roads and streets in Galway, Cork, Limerick and Clonmel, Co Tipperary, remained impassable at sections during the day.

Flooding in Cork City.

Hundreds of people evacuated from their homes in Ballinasloe, Co Galway and Ennis, Co Clare, have not been allowed to return to their homes. Iarnrod Eireann said services were disrupted on the Galway, Sligo, Rosslare and Limerick to Ennis lines. Eircom said it has restored service to more than 20,000 customers over the weekend but 4,700 more remain without a connection because of flood and storm damage. The Defence Forces have been deployed to some of the worst hit areas to help local emergency services, and remain on high alert should conditions deteriorate.

Speaking after a meeting of the government’s Emergency Response Co-Ordination Committee, An Taoiseach Brian Cowen warned that high tides and further heavy rainfall were being forecast for tomorrow and Tuesday.

Colonel "Whopper" Creedon himself is reported to be without a running water supply, but as UNETIDA's Special Operations Bunker 14 is equipped with days of emergency supplies in the event of Extraterrestrials compromising the planetary defence grid or the Zompocalypse; it is not as disastrously affected as others.

8 comments:

Bruce Russell said...

You feel that? That's the sensation of me sending out "dry vibes" to my soggy "bruthas and sistahs" in the "Muthahland." Word, yo.

Civilian Overseer said...

Wait I'm getting it, "Kill all Humans!", is that it, have I got that right?, Bruce?

Colonel, See what happens when you leave the tap running?

Cubaboy said...

I believe taht this is God's wrath come down on the unholy Sodomite city of Cork. "And God said I shall produce a huge flood to rid the earth of all sodomites, scobes, beors, especially those claiming single mothers allowance".....Geriatrics 12:7

Civilian Overseer said...

Cubs You forgot Norries. ;)

Colonel Creedon said...

@ Bruce: If that's some sort of wll wishes then they are most appreciated.

@ Civvy: Did you ever get that nagging feeling as you're being whisked away by your helicopter to respond to some global crisis, that you've forgotten to do something back at your bunker?

@ Cuba: I think you're on the wrong post.I used the word "cunt" in the previous post.

Civilian Overseer said...

Colonel Know what you mean, really dropped the ball on this credit crunch thing. ;)

However, I just can't see how a disruption in the water supply impacts you that much, after all, it's not like you drink the stuff.

As long as your supply of Jack holds out you'll be ok. As I understand it, you drink, cook and bathe with Jack.

Cubaboy said...

@ Colonel: You did indeed use that foul language in your previous post, and I must say I was disappointed in you. Imagine a member of the American Armed forces showing such a base knowledge (and use) of such an unflattering phrase. I do not come to this blog to read that kind of language. Please refain from this method of communication in future and leave that to the likes of me.

Valtrex said...

This catastrophes are happening across ll the world, and pitifully we can not do anything because it's really too late, we destroyed the world, now we have to accept the consequences.