Heavy flooding particularly bad in south and south east.

Storm force winds and driving rain that had been causing major flooding in Britain arrived in Ireland. While roads are treacherous in most parts, the worst are in the south and southa east. In Clonmel, County Tipperary, the army have sandbagged homes as heavy rains raise the water level.

In Waterford city, up to a dozen homes have been flooded while in Cork, people had to be rescued from upstairs rooms in Mallow. 

According to meteorologist Gerald Fleming,

With the amount that's fallen, with the fact that the land is very wet, flooding, there's already some flooding, it's inevitable that it's going to get a fair amount worse.

There was also heavy rainfall in Dublin.

An RTÉ News report broadcast 5 November 2000. The reporter is Eilis Brennan.