With local rainfall nearly setting an all-time record, roads are submerged and commuter services are cancelled in Ireland and thousands of people are stranded or delayed.
The country’s busiest motorway, the M50, was closed for a time while the N7 Dublin to Limerick road became impassible in both directions near Castlewarden. The army has been called to help pull stranded cars out of floodwaters.
Sligo Intercity and Maynooth Commuter services were stopped, while Belfast Enterprse and Northern Commuter services were also suspended. Luas Red Line services were cancelled between Sagart and Belgard, and the N11 was reduced to a single lane near Kilmacanogue.
You can read more about current flood damage in these articles:
Flood damage to bridge hits DART service
Two dead, hundreds stranded in Irish flooding
For those with plans to travel to Ireland, it’s important to check your travel insurance plan to understand your coverage. If you want to cancel your trip, natural disasters including flooding must be listed as a covered reason for trip cancellation. If you’re uncertain about your coverage, be sure to give you travel insurance assistance services hotline a call and verify your coverage.