Limerick and Clare prepare for the worst as waters rise

first_imgLinkedin Previous article#WATCH Wallace jailed for two hours for Shannon Airport breachNext articleDelorentos: Home Again John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Print WhatsApp New high-end jobs for Shannon Twitter Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Flooding near O’Briensbridge Co Clare.Pic: Press 22RESIDENTS and business owners in flood-prone areas of Limerick and Clare are bracing themselves as water levels on the Shannon are set to peak by the weekend.Met Éireann also issued a further weather warning as 35mm of rain – almost a third of the average monthly rainfall for December – was due to fall on parts of the country.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up High-risk riverside areas such as Clonlara, Montpelier and Castleconnell are on alert as residents were told to prepare for the worst flooding in 20 years.The Irish Defence Forces were deployed to assist with flood defences in Clonlara in the early hours of Wednesday morning, as a number of homes in the Springfield area were cut off due to floodwater.Limerick City and County Council received confirmation from the ESB on Wednesday afternoon of its decision not to change the discharge level at the Parteen Weir from its current level of 375 cubic meters per second (cumecs).However, the local authority warned that water levels along the lower River Shannon at Montpelier, Castleconnell and the Mountshannon Road, Lisnagry are continuing to rise and that they could elevate further during the next few days.The council also indicated that road closures are expected in affected areas.On Wednesday, members of the Defence Forces arrived in Clonlara to deliver sandbags after Clare County Council sought their assistance.Water levels rose dramatically on Tuesday evening in the Lower River Shannon south of Parteen Weir resulting in the encroachment of floodwaters on a small number of properties in Springfield, Clonlara.Flooding in East Clare in Springfield, Clonlara where the river Shannon has once agin burst its banks. Philip Quinlivan pictured draining flood water. Photograph Liam Burke/Press 22A number of roads are impassable in the area, including the main road from Mount Catherine (DeCourcy) Bridge to Cottage Cross.Several properties have been isolated and the affected homeowners will be assisted with access to and from their properties by Clare Fire and Rescue Service and Clare Civil Defence.Local councillor Michael Begley told the Limerick Post: “The main artery through Springfield in Clonlara is no longer accessible by car. The army were here filling and delivering sandbags to the five houses that have been cut off .“A further four houses that are most at risk have been secured in so far as is possible. If the water reaches 2009 levels, there are another seven or eight houses at risk.”Upriver on the Limerick side of the Shannon, the Irish Red Cross has established an emergency drinking water collection point at Montpelier.“Bottled water is in position. The Limerick Red Cross organisation is on alert and communication with the local authority is ongoing,” said a Red Cross spokesperson.Limerick City and County Council is anticipating flooding in Castleconnell, Montpelier and the Mountshannon Road in Lisnagry.Local authority staff are distributing more than 2,000 sandbags in the flood-prone areas and are erecting flood defences, with pumping operations underway between Montpelier and Castleconnell.A flood boom, which is a large inflatable wall, was also installed in Castleconnell to channel floodwater away from the village.The flood defences were put in place after the ESB confirmed on Monday that it is to increase the release of water from the Parteen Weir from 315 cubic meters per second (cumecs) to 375 cumecs.Met Éireann also issued weather warnings for the West as 20-35mm of additional rainfall was forecast for Clare, Connacht, Donegal and Kerry on Wednesday.Liz Hogan and two of her children Aoife and Mark being rescued from their home which is surrounded by water. Photograph Liam Burke/Press 22According to the National Emergency Coordination Centre, there is a “high risk” of flooding along the Shannon region from Limerick city to Athlone over the coming days, while the OPW warned that river water levels would rise by about half a metre.Elsewhere, the government has pledged €15 million in financial aid for individuals and business affected by this week’s flooding, and has promised to fast-tract the funding to ensure that those in need receive it as soon as possible.Clare TD Michael McNamara has called for flood protection infrastructure to be put in place in East Clare “as a matter of urgency”. The Labour Party deputy said that as a result of climate change “catastrophic flooding is expected more frequently and flood protection infrastructure must be put in place to mitigate against this”.“The 2009 flooding was regarded as a hundred year event yet it has now been repeated scarcely six years later”, he said. Email Facebookcenter_img NewsLimerick and Clare prepare for the worst as waters riseBy John Keogh – December 9, 2015 1434 Shannon Chamber Webinar to help people cope with the stresses of COVID-19 Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? Advertisement Family home in Castleconnell #LimerickPostProperty RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Only re-integration will solve Shannon Airport crisis TAGScastleconnellClareClare civil defenceClare County CouncilClare fire and rescueCllr Michael BegleyClonlaraESBfeaturedIrish Defence ForcesIrish Red CrosslimerickLimerick City and County CouncilMet ÉireannMichael McNamara TDMontpelierNational EMergency Coordination CentreStorm Desmond last_img read more

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Brothers amongst four stabbed in Strabane

first_img Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterest Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Facebook Facebook 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Previous articleAnger as Nationalist songs are played over shopping centre’s PA systemNext articleConcern over Donegal’s small schools as review process nears conclusion News Highland Twitter Google+center_img Brothers amongst four stabbed in Strabane WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Newsx Adverts Two men remains in hospital following a Stabbing incident in Strabane last night.A total of four men were stabbed in the Abercorn Square area of Strabane after a large number of people were involved in a disturbance outside a bar in the area at about 9.30pm last night.The two men in hospital are brothers from the town and are said to be in a serious condition, however their injuries are not life-threatening.Police have appealed for anyone with information to contact them.Strabane councillor Eugene McMenamin says the incident has shocked the community:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/eug1pm.mp3[/podcast] Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Google+ WhatsApp By News Highland – March 18, 2011 Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

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HMCS Whitehorse Assist Vessel in Distress

first_img Share this article View post tag: americas HMCS Whitehorse Assist Vessel in Distress June 15, 2015 View post tag: Distress View post tag: fire Canadian Navy’s HMCS Whitehorse responded to a request for assistance from Amora Mia, a 75-foot pleasure vessel, which had reported an engine room fire at approximately 1 p.m. on June 10, 2015.When HMCS Whitehorse arrived, the fire had been extinguished but the vessel was adrift with no propulsion. The four crew members of Amora Mia were brought on board HMCS Whitehorse for safety reasons.HMCS Whitehorse was conducting coastal operations, including costal surveillance, along the coast of British Columbia when it responded to the stricken vessel. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Victoria was also coordinating assistance. The rescue took place approximately six nautical miles east of Robson Bight.Amora Mia was towed by HMCS Whitehorse and handed over to an inshore rescue boat near Port McNeill, B.C.[mappress mapid=”16231″]Image: Canadian Navy View post tag: vesselcenter_img View post tag: Navy View post tag: Naval View post tag: HMCS Whitehorse View post tag: News by topic Authorities Back to overview,Home naval-today HMCS Whitehorse Assist Vessel in Distress last_img read more

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Ice Prince Listed to Thrill Jos Stadium Fans

first_imgNPFL’S 2016/17 MATCH DAY 38Popular Nigerian Rap Star, Ice Prince, is set to thrill football fans at the Star Fan Park at Jos Township Stadium, venue of the final league match between Plateau United FC and Enugu Rangers FC on Saturday September 9th, 2017.An initiative of Star Lager Beer in partnership with the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL), Star Fan Park brings music, entertainment and all-round fun to NPFL match venues across the country. According to programme of event, in addition to teams’ rivalry, intense passion, chanting and banters which usually characterise match days, Star Lager will be adding loads of entertainment including Ice Prince’s performance to further excite the thousands of football fans who will gather to watch the game.Commenting on Star Lager Beer’s support for the local league through the Star Fan Park activations, Portfolio Manager, National Premium, Nigerian Breweries Plc., Tokunbo Adodo said: “Star Lager Beer is proudly Nigerian and will continue to partner key stakeholders to develop the local league.“Our goal is to make the local league attractive to watch. Star Lager will continue to give fans a better footballing experience, by bringing some of Nigeria’s biggest music stars to entertain the fans, while also rewarding them with exciting prizes.“We also believe this will continue to positively impact viewership and attendance at different match venues across the country. If as a fan, you know there’s a very high likelihood of meeting your favourite music star at the stadium, you’ll definitely want to go see that match,” stressed Adodo.Speaking of his excitement to perform at the event, Ice Prince said:“ It’s a good feeling performing live at a football match venue. I’m a football fan too and I know how much tension I feel when my team is playing; So having some good music on ground definitely helps me calm down and just enjoy the game. Besides, I grew up in Jos, so it’s going to be a good homecoming! So if you’re in Jos on Saturday September 9th, 2017, come down to the Jos Township Stadium and let’s have some fun.”The fun and excitement of the Star Fan Park will climax with the 2016/2017 NPFL final league game of the season.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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In-form Arsenal eyeing Europa League knockout spot

first_imgParis, France | AFP | Unai Emery’s Arsenal head into Thursday’s clash with Sporting Lisbon at the Emirates bidding for a place in the Europa League knockout stage, buoyed by an impressive display in their draw against Premier League title hopefuls Liverpool.The Gunners are top of Group E having won all three of their matches so far, and have looked revitalised in the early stages of the post-Arsene Wenger era.A second straight victory over Portuguese giants Sporting would extend their unbeaten run to 15 matches in all competitions.Back-to-back defeats by Manchester City and Chelsea at the start of the campaign had left some onlookers questioning whether Arsenal could compete with stronger opposition, but close-season signing Bernd Leno said Saturday’s performance had proved a point.“I think we saw that we can play our way against big teams,” the German goalkeeper told the club’s website.“We controlled Liverpool. We played out from the back. It was not just lucky or lucky things to create from. We played the ball with passes from behind and that’s the way we want to play.”The 2006 Champions League runners-up failed to qualify for Europe’s top competition in each of Wenger’s last two seasons at the helm, but are now in contention to end that run on two fronts.Leno thinks that Emery’s influence has been key to changing the mood around the Emirates Stadium.“The coach gives us a lot of confidence to play like this,” he added.“I can’t compare it because last year I was not here but I think (Emery) changed some things –- of course, the way we play from behind but also to play very aggressive, the defence is getting better, controlled.“Tactically, it is one step better than at the beginning of the season because it needs time and it also needs time now in the next weeks.“If we work like this and play like this, we could have a great season.”– Morata form boosts Chelsea –Chelsea will also book a ticket for the last 32 with victory over BATE Borisov in Belarus, after seeing Alvaro Morata make it five goals in six games in their win over Crystal Palace at the weekend.Maurizio Sarri’s side are unbeaten since a 2-0 Community Shield loss to Man City in August, and have scored 18 goals over their last six outings. They top Group L with nine points and will qualify for the last 32 with a win.“I have started scoring again for two weeks and now I am happy, the team plays good and I don’t need to think about scoring more goals than other players,” Morata told Chelsea’s website, after breaking a terrible run of form that saw him net just four times in his previous 31 matches.Elsewhere on Thursday, record five-time winners Sevilla travel to Turkish side Akhisar Genclik Spor looking to strengthen their grip on top spot of Group J, while Gennaro Gattuso’s AC Milan travel to Spain hoping to avenge their defeat by Real Betis two weeks ago.Fixtures (all times GMT)Group ABayer Leverkusen (GER) v Zurich (SUI) (2000)Ludogorets Razgrad (BUL) v AEK Larnaca (CYP) (2000)Group BRosenborg (NOR) v Salzburg (AUT) (2000)Celtic (SCO) v RB Leipzig (GER) (2000)Group CBordeaux (FRA) v Zenit St Petersburg (RUS) (2000)Slavia Prague (CZE) v FC Copenhagen (DEN) (2000)Group D Dinamo Zagreb (CRO) v Trnava (SVK) (2000)Fenerbahce (TUR) v Anderlecht (BEL) (1550)Group EArsenal (ENG) v Sporting Lisbon (POR) (2000)Vorskla Poltava (UKR) v Qarabag (AZE) (2000)Group FReal Betis (ESP) v AC Milan (ITA) (2000)Olympiakos (GRE) v Dudelange (LUX) (2000)Group GRapid Vienna (AUT) v Villarreal (ESP) (1755)Spartak Moscow (RUS) v Rangers (SCO) (1755)Group HApollon Limassol (CYP) v Eintracht Frankfurt (GER) (1755)Lazio (ITA) v Marseille (FRA) (1755)Group IGenk (BEL) v Besiktas (TUR) (1755)Malmo (SWE) v Sarpsborg (NOR) (1755)Group JAkhisar Genclik Spor (TUR) v Sevilla (ESP) (1755)Krasnodar (RUS) v Standard Liege (BEL) (1755)Group KFC Astana (KAZ) v Jablonec (CZE) (1550)Dynamo Kiev (UKR) v Rennes (FRA) (1755)Group LBATE Borisov (BLR) v Chelsea (ENG) (1755)Vidi (HUN) v PAOK (GRE) (1755)Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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