Status Orange warning for rainfall for County Kerry
FLOODING UPDATE at 9.00am
FOSSA: Road is CLOSED on the N72 at Fossa Church due to flooding. Please avoid and use other routes.
KILGARVAN: Road at Cahir school is now passable but best avoided with surface water in many places also all along the R569 road. Please avoid and use other routes
KILLARNEY AREA: Flooding on L3009 between Lawlor’s Cross and Finnegan’s Cross. Caution advised
TRALEE AREA: Flooding at Ballyroe, Liscahane and near Ardfert Church
NORTH KERRY: Spot flooding on R556 near Lixnaw and Abbeydorney
MID-KERRY: Flooding on local roads in the Kilgobnet area including on the Board of Works road and at Meanus and Cooleanig (fallen tree being cleared). Also flooding between Ballybrack railway gates and Flynn’s Forge
Spot flooding reported across the county so please travel with extreme care, slow down and avoid
PHONE our emergency line on 066 7183588 to report any flooding problems to Kerry County Council.
Met Éireann has issued the following Status Orange warning for rainfall for County Kerry:
“Very heavy rain on Monday night and Tuesday will likely cause further river flooding and surface water flooding. Rainfall totals of 50 to 80mm, higher in mountainous regions.”
The weather warning is in place from 7.00pm on Monday to 9.00pm on Tuesday.
Kerry County Council’s Severe Weather Assessment Team is coordinating preparations for this weather event. Crews have been mobilised to coordinate the response in each part of the county.
Rainfall levels are expected to be high particularly in mid-Kerry and south Kerry, but all parts of the county will be affected by significant rainfall amounts tonight and throughout Tuesday.
Property owners who have experienced flooding in the past are being contacted directly by the Council and sandbags are being made available through Local Area Offices.
Road users are asked to exercise caution for the duration of the weather alert with localised flooding and surface water expected on routes throughout the county.
Kerry County Council’s severe weather emergency phoneline will be available outside of office hours and is available on 066 7183588.
Updates will be provided on the Council’s social media platforms and website, kerrycoco.ie.