Sunday February 23, 2020

The week Ireland was holed beneath the waterline

Storm Frank brought misery to thousands of residents and beleaguered businesses

3rd January, 2016
In Enniscorthy, Co Wexford, the River Slaney burst its banks, overtopping a bridge in the town centre Picture: Mary Browne

At 11am last Wednesday morning in the west Cork town of Bandon, gift shop owner Jacinta Warren was in bed.

“I’m exhausted. We got home around 7am this morning. We have two and a half feet of water on the shop floor,” she said.

The red alert had been issued by the local council at 11pm on Tuesday night. The early warning was heeded.

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