Last Updated: Thursday, July 25, 2013

Dublin flood, storm cause chaos, thousands without power

Heavy rains and thunderstorms have caused flooding in Dublin, Ireland leaving thousands of homes without power.

Torrential rainfall in Dublin has also collapsed parts of the roof at the Mater Hospital. Similarly roof of Clery's department store in Dublin also fell down. Luckily there were no injuries.

Dublin flood has affected several houses and businesses in Middleton in Co Cork. Ballincurra village is reported to be worst hit.

There are some reports of basement flooding too, Dublin City Council said.

Around 3,000 customers were without power in Fermoy, in Co Cork and Arklow, Co Wicklow.

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Dublin Fire Brigade had received around 100 calls through the night but most with minor flood damage, reported.

According to Met Eireann, nearly 30 mm of rainfall has been recorded overnight in Glasnevin, north Dublin.

2011 Dublin flood claimed lives of at least two people leading to declaration of major flood emergency. 2011 European floods in total affected Ireland, Italy, France, parts of North Africa claiming at least 17 lives.

Original post: Natural Disasters List July 25, 2013