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Thursday 18 September 2014

Warning as coast is lashed by gales

Batten down the hatches as high tides, gales and heavy rainfall will all combine to lash coastal regions this weekend.

People have been urged to heed the advice of the Irish coastguard, after warnings of further gales and floods.

The public is strongly advised not to go out on exposed coasts, cliffs, piers, harbour walls, beaches, promenades or any other coastal areas during the inclement weather.

The coast guard warned that "huge waves can be whipped up by high seas which can pose hazards to anyone close to the shoreline".

Met Eireann has also confirmed that there is also the potential for further coastal flooding in the south and southeast due to a combination of high tides, onshore gales and expected rainfall of up to 25mm.

Yesterday, flooding was reported in Clontarf, where water came over the sea wall.

fdillon@herald.ie

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