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    Default Cork Floods

    The River Lee has broken it's banks in places in the City (tweeted reports)

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    Ouch. The smelliest river in the world.

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    The weather is lovely up here

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    Quote Originally Posted by C. Flower View Post
    The River Lee has broken it's banks in places in the City (tweeted reports)
    I was in the city center today and never noticed any sign of flooding? Though it could take it to be at least waist deep before I might notice

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    This evening in Cork - not an unusual occurrence tho ... Flooding from the River with a High Tide happens a lot


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    Flood Alert issued in Cork

    A flood alert has been issued in Cork city.

    The city council is urging householders and businesses in low lying areas to take precautions to protect their property in light of predicted high tides.

    The high tide times are 6.40pm today, 7am tomorrow morning and 7.23pm tomorrow.

    Read more: http://www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/f...#ixzz11mLvyJIf

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    Link to a live webcam where you can see the water level on the River Lee ... this is extremely close to where the wall was breached when the City Centre was destroyed by flooding most recently

    http://143.239.64.21/view/index.shtml

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    From Twitter: River seriously starting to burst its banks on the marina #corkflood2010
    Give me a misty day, pearly gray, silver, silky faced, wide-awake crescent-shaped smile

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    Jeasus the international markets wont like the sound of this.

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    Just saw the high tide in the city quite close to the surface but no flooding or spillage so far now.

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    We might have escaped for now, but the morning tide could bring serious flooding, especially if it rains between now and then. It was the morning tide that did the big damage last November, and the water from my kitchen tap hasn't been right since that happened.
    "It is we the workers who built these palaces and cities here in Spain and in America and everywhere. We, the workers, can build others to take their place. And better ones! We are not in the least afraid of ruins. We are going to inherit the earth; there is not the slightest doubt about that. The bourgeoisie might blast and ruin its own world before it leaves the stage of history. We carry a new world here, in our hearts."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kid Ryder View Post
    We might have escaped for now, but the morning tide could bring serious flooding, especially if it rains between now and then. It was the morning tide that did the big damage last November, and the water from my kitchen tap hasn't been right since that happened.
    Hot or cold side? If its the hot side you've prob got a pocket of air inside pipe work, slows down the flow, stops it sometimes. Simple fix if you have a mono tap over sink (one spout / two taps) all you have to to is put hand over spout, open hot tap then open cold side, it drives the cold water back up the hot side then out the open vent in attic, pushes out the air. Just leave it on for a min or two with hand over spout / both taps open.

    If its a problem with the cold, your mains pressure is crap, could be anything.

    Or maybe your talking about quality of water, pure dirt.

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    At least they have something they can photo and moan about, it will be a change to moaning about something they seen on tele.

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    The real problem last year was the unplanned release of water from the Inishcarra dam. I'm sure the ESB are checking the levels about every 5 minutes this time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaddyJoe McGillycuddy View Post
    The real problem last year was the unplanned release of water from the Inishcarra dam. I'm sure the ESB are checking the levels about every 5 minutes this time.
    No need - water level above the dam at the mo is about as low as it ever gets ... plenty space for retaining unexpected deluges (for a short while anyway)

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