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Water to rise but houses won’t flood

Thursday, 20th February, 2014 3:19pm

Water to rise but houses won’t flood

The level of the River Shannon is set to rise over the next five days, but the lowest lying houses will not flood, Athlone Town Council has said.

In a statement this afternoon, the council stated that the river remains high and based on the latest forecast it is expected to continue to rise over the next five days.

“However, the predicted rise will not flood the lowest lying houses in Athlone,” it added.

“The council is monitoring all critical points as per the flood emergency response plan and the situation will be kept under constant review.

A further update will issue if the situation changes significantly,” the statement concluded.

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