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Sandbags available as LCC activate Severe Weather Plan

Blackrock stormy weather
Stormy waters in Blackrock. Photo Credit: Adrian Crawley.

Louth County Council have this morning (Monday January 13) activated their Severe Weather Plan in response to Storm Brendan and the yellow weather warning in place for Louth.

Flood defences have been put in place in key areas and sandbags have been distributed around the county for public collection. Meanwhile all public parks and playgrounds have been closed until further notice.

The local authority say sandbags are available at the following locations:

  • Main Street, Blackrock
  • Carlingford Fire Station
  • Savages Butchers, Carlingford
  • Machinery Yard, Ardee Road, Dundalk
  • Town Hall, Crowe Street, Dundalk
  • Fair Street Offices, Drogheda

Residents and motorist are also asked to be aware of the potential for flooding in the following areas. They are asked not to park cars in these areas.

  • Drogheda – Ship Street, North Quay, Wellington Quay, Marsh Road
  • Dundalk – Inner Relief Road/Quay Street, Newry Road, Racecourse Road, Blackrock Road (Connolly’s Corner), Blackrock Main Street
  • Annagassan
  • Baltray

For details on road closures, check Louth County Council’s website here and Twitter feed here. Coastal communities are advised that there is a significant risk of coastal flooding from early morning today (Monday). People are advised to stay away from exposed coastal areas for the duration of Storm Brendan.

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