High tide alert this Friday

A high tide this Friday (14/12/2012) morning at 11:45 am, combined with low atmospheric pressure and a relatively high wind, will give rise to high sea levels and possibly large waves.

Dublin City Council’s flood defences will be put in place including the flood gates on the River Dodder. Dublin City Council will be monitoring the situation closely and I will update you as I get more information

Update: 13/12/12

Tomorrow’s (14/12/2012) high tide is predicted to be extremely high and above Dublin City Council’s Tide Alert levels. Following a meeting of the City Council’s Flooding Assessment Group the following precautionary actions are being taken:
  • The car parks at Sandymount promenade and at Clontarf are being closed today.
  • A limited number of large sandbags are being put in place in Clontarf
  • The flood gates on the River Dodder will be closed tomorrow for the weekend.
  • The flood defences on the River Tolka are being put in place.
  • The Liffey Boardwalk defences will be closed on Friday morning.
  • Spencer Dock Flood gates have been closed.

Dublin City Council maintains a stock of sandbags at various locations for strategic purposes and will be deployed by Drainage staff, if required in both Sandymount and Clontarf.

Update 13/12/12 at 15:53

Marine Drive at its junction with Beach Road and Strand Road will be closed after rush hour tomorrow morning using the large 1 tonne sandbags. It will reopen in the afternoon.

Update 14/12/12

“Tide Report Centre” has been set up to take calls from the public. This will be operated until 3 pm today Tel: 222 2155.