Dublin City Council’s Drainage Division is currently inspecting and cleaning all river screens throughout the City, in addition to monitoring how much rain has fallen. At 4 30 pm today (25th April) just short of 10 millimetres had fallen. Met Éireann have indicated to us that they expect a further 25 millimetres of rain up to 10 a.m. tomorrow morning.
Known flooding locations, which are being closely monitored, will continue to be monitored throughout the night. The City Council’s strategic stock of sandbags has been loaded onto lorries and are ready for deployment, if required, throughout the night.
Road gullies throughout the city are also being checked. There has been a small number of incidents of localised road flooding which have been cleared by our gully crews.
Water levels on the River Dodder are being checked on an ongoing basis throughout the day. At the time of the last check (4 30 pm today), levels in the Dodder continued to be very low.
The Office of Public Works has prepared 5 booklets to assist householders / property owners on flood prevention measures for their properties.These booklets are available online at www.flooding.ie or can be downloaded below.