River levels in the River Suir are remaining relatively stable at 3.8m however further rainfall is predicted over the next number of hours. Tipperary County Council’s Crisis Management Team together with the Clonmel Flood Response Team has been meeting since before midnight and will continue to monitor the situation on an hourly basis.
An evacuation of the Kilganey area has been carried out and a number of families have decided to remain within their dwellings. The Flood Response team will continue to liaise with these families in the event that the situation worsens. Contingency arrangements are also in place in relation to Suir Island, Marlfield and the Convent Road areas of Clonmel in the event that further evacuation is necessary.
The situation in Carrick on Suir has improved with water now cleared off the North Quay area and levels in Ardfinnan and Cahir have also receded at the moment.
Defence forces personnel are currently on hand to assist local authority staff in dealing with the situation which will continue to be monitored.
Ger Walsh
Corporate Services
Tipperary County Council