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Tuesday 23 September 2014

Limerick: Worst flooding ever leads to evacuations

Published 01/02/2014 | 11:51

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Residents of Lee Estate, Limerick go out on a boat after the River Shannon burst its banks in Limerick City in another wave of storms to hit the city. Pic Sean Curtin.
1/2/14 Residents of Lee Estate, Limerick go out on a boat after the River Shannon burst its banks in Limerick City in another wave of storms to hit the city. Pic Sean Curtin.

LIMERICK city centre was the scene of some of the worst flooding every experienced in the region this weekend, local residents said today.

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Resident Sean Curtin, who lives on Nicholas Street, said the flooding had caused up to four foot of damage to people homes with Limerick Fire and Rescue forced to evacuate some elderly residents from Athlunkard Street, St Mary’s Park and Lee Estate.

Local residents who have lived there all their lives said they had never seen so much damage.

“It was incredible, I’ve never seen anything like it,” said Curtin, photographer and living in the city centre.

He added that Limerick city station officer James Kearns had been amazed at -how much damage had been done.

High tide is due again this afternoon with emergency services on red alert, he added.

 

 

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