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Flooding fears ease as water levels set to fall

Thursday, 9th January, 2014 4:58pm

Flooding fears ease as water levels set to fall

Flooding in Clonown. Photo: Ann Hennessy.

Fears of major flooding in the Athlone area have eased somewhat this evening, with Athlone Town Council now predicting a fall in water levels over the coming days.

An update from the local authority this evening (Thursday) indicates that ESB data shows the levels in the Shannon have now stabilised and are forecast to fall over the coming days.

Athlone Town Council will continue to monitor the situation and a Flood Emergency Response Plan remains in force. As part of this plan, a range of precautionary measures are being implemented to reduce the risk of flooding and to provide assistance in the areas at most risk.

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