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ESB admit risk of ‘significant flood event’


Asparagus

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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).


Read more: ESB: Cork flood risk greater than previously thought | BreakingNews.ie
Where do you start?
 


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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?
I expect work to be complete by Winter. Most of the year was taken up with drawn out reports, paper is hardly effective against rain.
 

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I expect a repeat of last years weather with flooding and freezing again. This seems to be the new weather pattern emerging.

On a positive note the flooding will force homeowners to spend their insurance money on renovation work while the burst pipes will create employment in other parts of the country.
 

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I expect a repeat of last years weather with flooding and freezing again. This seems to be the new weather pattern emerging.

On a positive note the flooding will force homeowners to spend their insurance money on renovation work while the burst pipes will create employment in other parts of the country.
Always a silver lining eh...

Prevention is obviously not as good as cure.
 

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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.
.... and he sank pints ;)
 

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What do you think they should do?
Well as an alternative to standing idly by and supressing their report they could make the report public.

Then they could carry out the reccomended works and publically lobby the government to get the OPW to carry out their works.

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).

Worryingly, no date has as yet been given as to when these works will even commence.

CFRAMS had recommended that the works by the ESB should be undertaken in conjunction — and not after — the OPW measures

Read more: ESB: Cork flood risk greater than previously thought | BreakingNews.ie
You know do the decent thing and try and mitigate the high risk of Cork flooding, that sort of thing.
 

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Well as an alternative to standing idly by and supressing their report they could make the report public.

Then they could carry out the reccomended works and publically lobby the government to get the OPW to carry out their works.

You know do the decent thing and try and mitigate the high risk of Cork flooding, that sort of thing.
So your case is it's the ESBs fault that OPW works are not completed?
 

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