Heavy rainfall warning for Wicklow to last until 8am on Saturday

Met Éireann issued the orange weather warning for both Wicklow and Dublin this morning as the aftermath of Storm Babet continues to be felt in parts of the country.

Met Éireann have warned that there is a strong potential for flooding, poor visibility, and unsafe driving conditions due to heavy rainfall in Wicklow and Dublin. They have issued a status orange weather warning for both counties which is expected to last until Saturday morning at 8am.

There is also a chance of thunder.

The weather warning comes as Storm Babet’s disasterous arrival to the South of the counry has left homes and businesses devestated in Co. Cork, with immense flooding, power outages, and extensive damage to properties.

Minister for Finance Michael McGrath said that money will be made available to those affected by Storm Babet and that this will be administered by The Red Cross. The Irish Defence Forces were also called in to Cork in order to support the emergency services, An Gárda Síochána, and Cork citizens themselves.

A major clean-up is currently underway in the aftermath of the flooding, with army and civil defence forces helping to evacuate people from Midleton, Co. Cork, a town which saw some of the worst damage caused by the storm.

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