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After The Deluge

After The Deluge

Torrential rain over the last few days has led to severe flooding in many parts of the west, south and midlands.
Homes, farms, shops, schools and even a hospital have been flooded as swollen rivers burst their banks in villages
and cities from Galway to Waterford.
While hundreds of people have had their homes flooded, there has fortunately been no loss of life, unlike in England where a policeman was swept away in floodwaters in Cumbria.
Although we have had flooding here on previous occasions due to high tides, this time the flooding has been
limited to ponds of water in fields, with seagulls joining the flocks of sheep in the meadows.

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pkocinski22-Nov-2009 01:06
Hope you stay safe.
Neal Nye21-Nov-2009 12:41
It makes Ireland green, but this was clearly too much of a good thing. Your image of the blue sky and drying sunlight shows hope things will be back to normal soon.
Mary Terry21-Nov-2009 03:54
We had a ton of rain here on the US East Coast last week. Hopefully you all will dry out soon. Great shot!
kobby Dagan20-Nov-2009 23:03
Grate shot !
Stewart Mitchell20-Nov-2009 22:55
Great to see you had a little blink of sunshine....before the next band of rain arrives, tomorrow! Great shot :()
Máire Uí Mhaicín20-Nov-2009 22:39
A good record of some awfully wet and indeed tragic weather for some people currently.
Colin Storey20-Nov-2009 22:32
Nice shot of the results of this devastating weather system.
Phillip Normanton20-Nov-2009 22:19
Well at least the ducks will be happy :o)
Stephanie20-Nov-2009 22:12
Mairead - I think you are experiencing the "nor'easter" that hit the east coast of the US last week. It was an ugly storm, but hopefully all will return to normal in Ireland soon!
A lovely photo! :-)
Kevin Chester20-Nov-2009 22:07
Lets hope this is the last of this we see
Johnny JAG20-Nov-2009 21:53
It certainly gives the country a different look.
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