Storm Update - Sun 1st March 2020

Storm & Flooding Impact February 2020

UPDATE SUNDAY 1ST MARCH (13.00 HRS)

Roscommon County Council continues to assess and react to the situation in the county following recent weather and storm events.

Thankfully Storm Jorg passed over the county without incident of concern for the public. Communities are thanked for heeding weather warnings and are again reminded to continue checking on vulnerable neighbours and the public are reminded to keep mobile phones fully charged during severe weather events and please follow Met Eireann updates on national and local media and at www.met.ie.

Water Levels from 8am on Saturday 29/2/20 to 8am on Sunday 1/3/20 

Flood levels across the county continue to be monitored. From 8am yesterday to 8am today the Shannon, South of Athlone, has risen 45mm overnight and 61mm at Hodson Bay. Athlone gauge peaked at 100mm but has fallen. In Cortober, Carrick On Shannon, the water level has risen 25mm overnight. Regarding the river Suck, Rookwood, Athleague has fallen by 75mm. Met Éireann has indicated an improving situation over the next week, with small amounts of showery rainfall forecasted.


An interactive map is available identifying the roads which are affected by flooding in Roscommon where 64 roads in the county remain on flood alert. This map is colour coded to show roads impassable, passable with care and roads returning to a passable condition. These maps will continue to be updated on a regular basis and
their status maybe subject to change.

Please click on the following link:

 https://roscoco.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=e2b46bf1adba4fa396845f059e878dad

Motorists are reminded to be vigilant on all roads particularly on roads which are passable but may be subject to partial flooding.

Property owners in all flood areas are reminded of the need to be vigilant and to take measures to protect their properties.

Sandbags are being provided and the public can also directly collect sandbags, if required, at our Depots in

-              Monksland, Tuam Road, Athlone;

-              Tawneytaskin, Boyle;

-              Stonepark, Roscommon Town

Roscommon County Council’s Local Co-ordination Group will continue to monitor the situation during this period and will continue to relay public safety information through our media and social media channels. The Council can be contacted at 09066 37100 and in an emergency the public can call 999 or 112 at any time.

Out of Office Hours for each Operational Area

Athlone

Áth Luain

090 6492161

087 2486703

Ballaghaderreen

Bealach An Doirin

094 9860088

087 2486701

Boyle

Mainistir na Búille

071 9662101

087 2487357

Castlerea

Caisleán an Riabhach

094 9620022

087 0506887

Roscommon

Ros Comáin

090 6637100

086 3526388

Strokestown

Béal na mBuilli

071 9633016

087 6684477