Floodgates open

first_imgFacebook Linkedin Advertisement NewsLocal NewsFloodgates openBy admin – November 26, 2009 1025 Twitter Previous articleIBEC to formally withdraw from pay agreementNext articleNews briefs admincenter_img LIMERICK and Clare was put on full alert this week after the river Shannon burst its banks.With confirmation from the ESB that heightened water levels in Lough Derg are likely to cause increased flood levels downstream of Parteen, the mayor and city manager, have given an assurance that an emergency plan is in place for any eventuality.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Meantime families who were evacuated from Corbally to the Jury’s Inn are still uncertain when they will be able to return to their homes.“We’re trying to keep things as normal as possible for the children by sending them off to school,” said one resident. The father of three, one of 20 families evacuated from their homes on Monday, when the rising waters of the Shannon threatened their safety,  has no idea when they will be able to return.The families have a clear view from the hotel windows of the swollen river.“We hear there are fears of very high tides next week, so nobody knows how soon we will be able to go back, but meantime the hotel staff are terrific, even making school lunches for the children to take with them”.Another resident said that while she is “dying to get home,” feels fortunate compared to people in other parts of the country. “No water got into our homes but it was decided to evacuate as our houses in Riverbrook and those in Hampstead,  were deemed vulnerable. The seriousness of the situation hit home when the the Civil Defence arrived at 9pm and the families were taken out of Shannon Banks by police escort”.The consensus among the evacuated Corbally residents is that local councillor, Pascal Fitzgerald, should be nominated for a Person of the Year Award.“He did Trojan work – was working with the services day and night – he never went home”. Meanwhile Cllr Denis McCarthy is confident that although the water is rising in the Mill Road and the Red Path areas of Corbally, “the situation is holding and the area is well fortified by sandbags”.While the city’s other vulnerable locations of Clancy Strand, Sir Harry’s Mall and King’s Island have benefited from fortified walls and the installation of tide flex pipes, there is concern that high tides expected next week, combined with south-westerly winds and heavy rainfall, could pose the most serious challenge to-date.“We will be able to handle anything coming our way this week but next week poses a problem. If Parteen leaves water down the old channel from UL into the Shannon Banks, then we’d have a serious situation- Clare County Council will have to build a wall along the side of the river at Shannon Banks, as with global warming, the water levels will continue to rise,” commented Cllr John Gilligan.Deputy Jan O’Sullivan is calling for the construction of a protective barrier for the river side of Shannon Banks.Mayor Kevin Kiely said he has been given the strongest assurance from the city manager, Tom Mackey that he and his staff, have “everything in place, in terms of a plan to deal with any emergency that may arise”.The ESB has now confirmed  that with water levels in Lough Derg now at an all time high, the discharge of water from Parteen Weir is being increased, “The total rate of water discharge from Parteen is not expected to exceed the rate set on Monday, but it is expected to cause increased flood levels downstream of Parteen Weir by an estimated three inches, as it is discharging into an already flooded area.”The pedestrian walkways along the Canal are closed and members of the public are advised not to use them until further notice. Email Print WhatsApplast_img read more

WHS Daily Bulletin: Lots of early dismissals for athletes going elsewhere

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Submitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Friday, Feb. 19, 2016:Friday•Regional wrestling at Rose Hill, 2 p.m.•Basketball at Wichita Collegiate.Saturday•Regional wrestling at Rose Hill, 11 a.m.Today’s lunch — Cheese Pizza, Tossed Salad with Romaine, Bread Stick, Marinara Sauce, Applesauce and Milk.Thursday’s lunch — Spaghetti with Meat Sauce, Garden Spinach Salad, Garlic Bread Stick, Pears, Peas and Milk.Today’s News: *Special K Basketball will be dismissed at 11:17 today and will eat first lunch. Wrestling is out at 12:00, Girls basketball at 2:10 and Boys basketball at 2:30. They will be marked Activity.*There will be a SADD meeting on Tuesday at 7:15 in the auditorium.* Anyone interested in trying out for the 2016-2017 Cheer squad may pick up the try-out packets in the office. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Lawrence. Try-out Clinic will be held on March 7th and 8th from 5:30-7:00. Tryouts will be on Friday, March 11th at 9:00 a.m.* Interested in playing softball this year?  Please see Ryleigh Buck for some paperwork.*Need NHS Hours? Help keep time at the Forensics Tournament on Saturday. See Mrs. Kelly in room 106 to sign up.*We need your help to win a $3000 grant for WHS.  Please help donate gently worn jeans. There will be a box for each class in the commons and the class who donates the most will receive ice cream! Last day to donate is February 25th. Sponsored by Teaching as a Career.*Seniors: If you are enrolling in a Christian College or University, please either stop by the counselor’s office or go on the counselors website for the application for the Sibyl Wells Scholarship. The deadline for this scholarship is March 1st. You will turn in the completed application into the counselor’s office.Guidance news:Monday, Feb. 22 – Eric Fischer Academy.Wednesday, Feb. 24 – Wichita State.Thursday, Feb. 25 – Hesston College.Wednesday, April 20 – Butler Community Colleges.Today is National…National Chocolate Mint Day.National Caregivers Day.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more