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Eight People Evacuated From Their Homes In Clontarf Due To Flash Flooding

Emily Keegan
Emily Keegan

12:35 5 Aug 2023

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Dublin Fire Brigade is at the scene of flash flooding close to Auburn and Castle Court housing estates in Clontarf this morning.

The flooding has caused damage to housing and cars, and disruption to rail services.

Eight people have been evacuated from their homes in the area by water rescue trained firefighters.

Gerry Murphy from Met Éireann says the heavy rainfall overnight was particularly bad for the Dublin region:

"Last night brought really torrential rain to some places and the area in the country that got the most rainfall was actually the Dublin region. So 44 millimeters of rainfall fell overnight at Dublin Airport".

Irish Rail had suspended all services between Killester and Clontarf Road earlier in the day, but these are now back up and running with delays.

Some of the residents that have been affected in the area are being moved to a hotel, while water drainage continues.


Photo credit: @DubFireBrigade

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