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Damage caused by two storms in four days underlines our future flood threat

Devastation in Bantry offers a stark warning over global climate change

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Ger Egan Vodafone store owner at the clean-up. Photo: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Ger Egan Vodafone store owner at the clean-up. Photo: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Ger Egan Vodafone store owner at the clean-up. Photo: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Storm Francis brought more than 110kmh winds and torrential rainfall to Ireland last week.

The second Atlantic storm to hit the country in just four days left in its wake a stark message about climate change which was best underlined in a west Cork town.

Bantry does not sit on a major, open river - and the devastating flooding it suffered on Monday night was not caused by a coastal storm surge or rising sea levels.


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