February 28th 3.26pm PRESS RELEASE CORK CITY TIDAL FLOOD ALERT Cork City Council wish to advise that there will be a period of very high astronomical Spring Tides from Thursday 1st March until Monday 5th March. A tidal surge and periodic strong southerly/south-easterly winds are also predicted over the next few days. These factors combined will result in tide levels higher than the natural tide levels. The natural cycle of High Tides for the following days is predicted for the below times: Day Date Morning Evening Thursday 01/03/2018 - 17:17 Friday 02/03/2018 05:41 18:02 Saturday 03/03/2018 06.26 18:44 Sunday 04/03/2018 07.06 19.23 Monday 05/03/2018 07.45 - From Thursday afternoon until Monday morning, prior to and after these tides, there is a significant risk of Tidal Flooding in the City. It is likely that flooding will occur in the low lying areas of the City Centre in particular on Morrison's Quay, Fr. Mathew Quay, Fr. Mathew Street, Union Quay, Trinity Bridge, South Terrace, Lavitts Quay, Kyrls Street, Kyrls Quay, Crosses Green, Sharman Crawford St and Wandesford Quay. There is a lower level of risk for flooding along the South Mall, Lapps Quay, McSwiney Quay, Albert Quay, Kennedy Quay, Proby's Quay, French's Quay, Lancaster Quay, Sullivan's Quay and Lower Glanmire Road. Property owners in the affected areas may be liable to flooding and are advised to take all necessary precautions to protect their properties. Cork City Council do not propose to issue sandbags. However, there is a limited stock of gel-bags available. These will be available for collection at the Council Depot at Anglesea Terrace at the following times: Day Date From Until Wednesday. 28/02/2018 14:00 19.00 Thursday 01/03/2018 09:30 13.00 As availability is limited, Cork City Council reserve the right to ration or refuse issue of bags and all requests may not be fulfilled. Traffic Impact A number of road closures and traffic restrictions will be put in place. These will be introduced prior to flood events in order to reduce any negative impact of traffic movements through standing water. Any restrictions will be eased as appropriate. The situation will continue to be monitored and further advice will be issued.