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    Default ESB admit risk of ‘significant flood event’

    ESB: Cork flood risk greater than previously thought | BreakingNews.ie

    The ESB revealed this report, which has not been made public, also found the inflow to the reservoirs during the flood was “two and a half times their combined normal storage capacity”.

    And they have admitted no changes have been made to their operating procedures in the last 11 months.

    This is despite a recommendation contained in the Lee Flood Risk Management Plan (CFRAMS) to do so.

    The ESB stated they will not make any changes to their operating procedures until the “completion of downstream works” by the Office of Public Works (OPW).


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    Will they give themselves a huge bonus for doing nothing about it?

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    They had an entire year to get their act together. Does this mean the same families will be washed out of home two years in a row?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ellie08 View Post
    Will they give themselves a huge bonus for doing nothing about it?
    Yes, probably.
    I'd say the only major change is that more and moreinsurance companies excluded flood damage in their policies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Casillas View Post
    They had an entire year to get their act together. Does this mean the same families will be washed out of home two years in a row?
    What are the odds that we have no stockpile of salt and grit.?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Casillas View Post
    They had an entire year to get their act together. Does this mean the same families will be washed out of home two years in a row?
    it would be rather bad luck, but with Cowen in charge the chances must be quite high.
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    Default Are we about to see a "1 in 800 year event" become a twice in 2 years event?

    Are we about to see a "1 in 800 year event" become a twice in 2 years event

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casillas View Post
    They had an entire year to get their act together. Does this mean the same families will be washed out of home two years in a row?
    The ESB have to wait until the flood defences have been erected down-steam, otherwise flooding will occur either-way.

    What do you want them to do, wave a wand and stop it raining?

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    Quote Originally Posted by droghedasouth View Post
    it would be rather bad luck, but with Cowen in charge the chances must be quite high.
    Whatever about the qualities of the man, you have to admit he is very unlucky.

    The economy sank, the Asgard sank, the summers were washouts, Cork sank, Lehman Bros sank, all on his watch.

    All very worrying, especially if you are within 10 feet (vertically) of a river/lake/the sea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casillas View Post
    They had an entire year to get their act together. Does this mean the same families will be washed out of home two years in a row?
    I just had the same thought while looking out at the downpour. I live in an area that was washed out last year and there has been SFA done. Ah well 2 presidential visits in two years might keep the local FF crowd happy.

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