Heavy rain and a storm surge overnight are combining with this morning's high tide to bring Cork City to a standstill this morning.
A status yellow warning for rain remains in place nationwide until three o'clock this afternoon.
Cork City Council officials say flooding in the riverside area this morning is likely to be worse than last night
Head of Services David Joyce says several cars on Union Quay narrowly avoided being destroyed.
A status yellow wind warning is in place for Cork, Kerry, Wexford, and Waterford until later this afternoon.
Gusts of up to 100 kilometers per hour are expected.
Met Eireann says the alert will run until 3pm.
Motorists are asked to avoid Cork City centre - if possible - before 10 a.m. today ⚠️@corkcitycouncil and Met Éireann are advising that flood risk has increased since yesterday due to stronger south easterly winds.
High tide is at 08.35
Our crews are ready to respond 🚒 pic.twitter.com/vmUAmCFI16
— Cork City Fire Brigade (@CorkCityFire) October 20, 2020