Sligo escapes the worst of the tail end of Hurricane Gert
While Sligo suffered from some torrential rain, thunder and lightening last Tuesday afternoon, the county escaped the worst of what was the remnants of Hurricane Gert.
Other areas of the North, particularly Donegal, came off the worst with flash floods leading to collapsed roads and bridges in the “once in a century event” according to Met Eireann.
Sligo County Council reported that while there was some ‘ spot flooding’ around the county following the heavy rainfall, the only serious flooding reported was in Dooney Rock and Geevagh.
The weather system passed over the North West on Tuesday afternoon and evening and there was a much brighter start to Wednesday with no flooding issues being reported.
Met Eireann said that 33ml of rain fell in a two hour period on Tuesday evening in parts of the North West. There were some outages with regard to television and internet providers but the main sporting attraction in Sligo, a race meeting at Cleveragh went ahead despite the conditions.
A rainsoaked scene from Sligo Races at Cleveragh last Tuesday evening. Pic: Colin Gillen