From left: Cabinet members Alex White, Simon Coveney, Enda Kenny, Joan Burton, Alan Kelly and Simon Harris this lunchtime
Help is on its way (should this kind of thing happen again).
The set up of a Flood Management Co-Ordination and Implementation Group is among the matters discussed at a crisis summit at Government Buildings this afternoon
The new group would co-ordinate the local flood management plans for 66 different towns and settlements along the Shannon which are vulnerable to flooding.
Junior minister Simon Harris says other measures being discussed today include funding for a long-term weather forecasting system.
Earlier: I Love Rain