Response to severe flooding in the Dublin Region

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Intense rainfall hit Dublin City and Region today, following which widespread flooding occurred, leading to Dublin City Council and Dublin South County Council declaring a Major Emergency at 20.15 hrs this evening.

A Local Coordination Centre was established at Tara Street Fire Station, Dublin Fire Brigade Head Quarters. The Principal Response Agencies - Local Authorities, the HSE and the Gardai were mobilised to deal with the response, collecting information and identifying the areas worst affected.

All available resources have been deployed from each of the Principal Response Agencies and the Civil Defence to deal with the emergency, in a response and rescue operation, and to ensure that all efforts are focussed on getting those affected by the flooding to safety.

Important Information to the Public
There is currently a very high demand on the Emergency Services and the public are asked only to dial 999 in the event of a true emergency.

Persons being evacuated are advised to ensure that they remember to bring their medication, if needed.

The public are advised to stay away from floodwater and not to travel unless absolutely necessary, as a number of key transport arteries are currently impassable.

People travelling in the Dublin Region tomorrow morning are advised to listen closely to News and AA Roadwatch Travel Bulletins and to take public transport where possible.