Storm force winds and driving rain see towns struggle with high water levels in streams and rivers.
The bad weather has hit Waterford, South Tipperary, Kilkenny, Carlow, parts of Galway and Dublin where many roads are now impassable.
Raging torrents of water, blocked streets and sand bagged homes.
Tipperary has seen flash floods as tributaries of the River Suir overflowed their banks sending thousands of gallons of water into Clonmel town. While Clonmel has had its fair share of floods over the years, locals say there has never been anything like the amount of water in the town. Emergency services and army personnel helped locals as they tried to protect their homes and avert the swelling floodwaters. Local TD Seamus Healy described the flash floods as,
Tthe worst in living memory.
Other towns around the country have also been badly affected and the Dublin to Rosslare rail line is closed due to a mudslide.
Waterford city also experienced the worst of the flood damage as fire services pumped water from driveways to protect homes. Many families had put makeshift barriers in place to protect against water damage. Linda Robinson, a long term resident at Hillview in Waterford, said that the floods are the worst she has ever witnessed. Eddie Breen, Waterford City Manager, describes the levels of distress that people are feeling as a result of the floods.
An RTÉ News report broadcast on 5 November 2000. The reporter is Damien Tiernan.