Clare County Council is urging home and business owners throughout the county, particularly those in low lying coastal areas, to take precautionary steps in view of Met Eireann’s weather advisory for this weekend.
Coastal locations in the west and east of Ireland are expected to be affected by heavy rainfall, tidal surges and severe gales on Sunday night and Monday.
Clare County Council, in conjunction with the Emergency Services, says it is progressing contingency arrangements in terms of additional pumping capacity and other flood alleviation measures.
The Council confirmed that river levels have increased significantly over the past week, and arrangements are in place to continuously monitor the situation over the weekend.
While river levels currently are not a cause for concern, land, home and business owners along with motorists are being urged to exercise increased vigilance concerning the potential for localised flooding.
Flooding advice is available on www.flooding.ie. Information included on the website includes advice on identifying flooding risks, protecting property against flooding, necessary steps to be taken if a property is flooded, and assessing and repairing property damaged by flooding.