Several streets in the town were flooded on, Wednesday 17th October 2012, with water entering a number of premises. A combination of low atmospheric pressure and a tidal surge resulted in flooding on the back streets of the town. The main streets affected were Catherine St., Brown St., Store St., Green’s Quay, Meat Shambles Lane, Grattan St., Nile St., and Market Sq.
Click on the video below to see the floods in Youghal.
Youghal Gardai operated a diversion as water was pouring over the quay wall at high tide between 7.30pm and 8pm. The Irish Coastguard and Council Officials assisted in efforts to help motorists and householders. Across County Cork towns and villages in coastal areas were struck by the flooding.
Youghal Fire Brigade were on hand to bring to safety Anne Byrne, from Castlemartyr, and Linda Carroll who is a presenter on Youghal local radio CRY 104fm. Both ladies were stranded at the studios at Catherine Street. Anne who is a volunteer with the Chernobyl Children’s Trust was about to do a live interview on the radio with Linda when the show had to be cancelled due to the rising water. Linda said it got a bit scary at one stage and heaped much praise on the emergency services in particular the Youghal Firemen for carrying her and her friend to safety.