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 in November 2000. Eilis Brennan reports on the damage caused around the country. While roads are treacherous in most parts, the worst are in the south and south-east. In Clonmel, Co. 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 from 5 November 2000.