Sligo es­capes the worst of the tail end of Hur­ri­cane Gert

The Sligo Champion - - NEWS -

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

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Ireland

© PressReader. All rights reserved.