Dublin has been declared a flood zone, and a major travel advisory firm is warning travellers to stay away from the city centre and avoid all areas where heavy rainfall is expected.
Key points:Dublin City Council has issued a flood warning for the city of around 12.5 million people after heavy rain caused flooding and flooding-related floodingThe advisory also includes warnings about roads, rail and ferries and the risk of flooding and power outagesDublin city council has issued flood warnings for the area after heavy rainfall caused flooding that has caused widespread damage.
The Irish Times newspaper reported that the Dublin City Council issued a major flood warning, with flooding and road closures across the city.
Floods have been reported in the city in the past but this is the first time it has been in this form, with the council saying that flooding has reached critical levels in parts of the city and is “unprecedented”.
The Dublin city council said that it was warning people not to use public transport, as there were significant road closures in the centre of the capital and in areas that are not normally flood prone.
The council said in a statement: “The flood watch for Dublin is in place and all roads, rails and ferriers are closed.
Flooding is expected to continue into early next week and could cause significant damage to roads, railways and ferments.”
The city has seen a number of severe flooding events this year and a severe weather event in late October left around 2,500 homes without power and caused £3bn worth of damage.
In a statement, the Irish Water Authority said that the authority was working closely with Dublin City council to address the needs of the residents of the affected areas.
“We are currently monitoring flooding and assessing the situation on the ground to ensure that residents have access to safe and appropriate flood mitigation measures,” it said.
Flights and ferry services have been suspended across the capital, with flights to Dublin to be cancelled on Monday.
The Dublin City Airport Authority said on Twitter that it is cancelling flights to and from the airport until further notice.
The city of 2.4 million is one of the busiest in Europe, with traffic levels on major routes and highways regularly exceeding 100,000 vehicles a day.
Flows of up to 25 inches have been recorded in parts.
Dublin City is the capital of the Irish Republic and the capital city of Ireland.