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Dublin Disrupted After ‘Severe’ Flooding; Emergency Triggered

October 25, 2011

Oct. 25 (Bloomberg) -- Dublin roads remain closed, public transport disrupted and stores shuttered, after “unprecedented” rainfall yesterday caused floods in the Irish capital.

Dublin City Council activated a major emergency plan due to flooding, according to its Twitter account. South Dublin City Council said that rainfall caused “severe flooding.’’

Much of the city’s LUAS light rail system closed last night before 8 p.m. and parts of the system on the southside of the city are still out of service.

Emergency services are looking for a policeman who was swept away yesterday evening as he helped to direct traffic in Wicklow, south of Dublin. One of the city’s biggest shopping malls, Dundrum Town Center, will be closed today as workers carry out repair works after parts of the complex were flooded, according to the center’s web site.

To contact the reporter on this story: Finbarr Flynn in Dublin at

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Dara Doyle at

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