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November 21, 2009
Flood waters still rising across Ireland after days of storms
Cities and villages in Ireland are waterlogged disaster areas this weekend after a "once-in-800-years" flooding
Environment Minister John Gormley said was a "we have been told this is a once-in-800 years event."
Emergency room access at Mercy Hospital was cut off after a nearby wall was toppled by the rising floodwaters.
In Bantry, the town was cut off and callers to RTE radio appealed for help.
The Irish weather service Met Eireann said the misery looks set to continue with more heavy rain and gales over the weekend.
Ireland battled floods on Saturday described as a "once in 800 years event", with the government rushing to provide shelter and drinking water and soldiers sent to assist those affected
Flood-stricken parts of the UK are bracing themselves for more rain after England's wettest day on record swamped homes and brought down bridges.
Forecasters predict Saturday will bring 15mm (0.5in) to 40mm (1.6in) of rain to Cumbria, where police said 75 people spent the night in emergency shelters.
There are 22 flood warnings in force across Scotland, northern England, the Midlands and Wales. Four are "severe".
Gordon Brown, who is in Cumbria, said the country was proud of the rescuers.
Originally posted by ROBL240
Whats even more laughable is that "officials" are claiming these events to be as a result of Climate Change. Well if there "1 in a thousand year events" then how do we know this if recorded weather data only goes back some 70-odd years.