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A massive clean-up operation is underway after torrential rain caused severe flooding in parts of the country last night.
Cork city and county were amongst the areas worst hit.
Douglas Village was left under two feet of water after the torrential downpour.
Other badly affected areas include Togher, the Kinsale Road, the South Ring Road, Blackpool and Ballyvolane.
Parts of Clonakilty are under several feet of water, and homes and businesses have been damaged.
Emergency services in Cork received 128 calls for help overnight, and the City Council says it activated its emergency flood response plan in the early hours of the morning.
Some parts of the city have been left without electricity.
The ESB is currently restoring power to the affected areas and are appealing to people to try and conserve electricity.
Cork City Council has been defending itself in this crisis, issuing a statement claiming that “gully cleaning” had prevented more localised flooding.
However, floodwaters are receding, and the council has said that crews are on standby to help with the clean-up.
Heavy rain also caused flooding in other areas of the country, including Kildare, Westmeath, Tipperary and the North.
Met Eireann has issued a flood alert to more than a dozen county councils with 70mm of rain forecast to fall in parts of Munster, Connacht, south Leinster and the midlands up to noon today.
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