Flooding in the South

Published: 29 October 1913

High tides and serious flooding occurred in southern counties today. The streets in low lying parts of Cork City were flooded, and many shops suffered damage to goods as water several inches deep inundated their premises.

At Youghal the sea wall was breached by the high tides and sea water flooded the town’s corn and grain stores as well as other buildings on the quayside. It is also reported that flooding occurred in New Ross, Wexford Town and Waterford. The tides were so high in Waterford that many cross-channel vessels had to seek shelter, but even some who made it to harbour were damaged.

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