Email Twitter LIMERICK County Council has advised customers living close to flood prone areas along the Lower River Shannon to familiarise themselves with evacuation procedures. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Local Authority has warned of further flooding along the lower River Shannon owing to increasing levels of water in the Shannon system. It said unprecedented rainfall levels and resultant record flooding along the River Shannon necessitated an increase in the amount of water that had to be released at Parteen Weir by the ESB. The discharge levels at the ESB weir had been growing in recent days and resulted in the unavoidable release of higher volumes of water downstream this afternoon.Limerick County Council is advising customers from Montpelier downstream to Limerick City to familiarise themselves with a number of actions, as outlined on www.flooding.ie. The actions that can be undertaken immediately prior to a flood to reduce damages and protect you and your family include:Advance Preparations:. Be prepared to evacuate your home or business. Protect yourself, your family and others that need your help.. Have warm clothing and wellingtons ready. . Have medication to hand (if needed).. Put sandbags at any openings where the water could gain access.. Move your car to high ground if possible.. Have your mobile phone charged. Listen to all public alerts issued by the Local Authority or emergency servicesActions to take if being evacuated:. Turn off gas and electricity.. Disconnect cookers, washing machines, dishwashers, etc., connected by rigid pipes to prevent damaging the machine and the pipes.. Store any electrical items upstairs or above flood level.. Co-operate with emergency services and local authorities. You may be evacuated to emergency centres. Close off the flow valves on propane tanks, oil drums, or other fuel containers that supply your home through pipes and fittings.. Move valuables and other items to safety. Place them above the flood level or upstairs. (It may be preferable to routinely store such items safely upstairs or on high shelves).. Roll up carpets and rugs and place them out of harms way.. Empty furniture that cannot be moved and put the contents upstairs. . Raise furniture that cannot be moved elsewhere on bricks or blocks. Move these pieces away from walls to assist the drying later. If pieces are too difficult to lift weigh them down with a heavy object to prevent them floating and causing damage to windows, etc.. Remove curtains if there is time, if not tie them over the curtain rail.. Remove cabinet doors and internal doors if time allows, if not leave them open.. Unplug any exterior electrical connections such as outdoor lighting, pond pumps and filters. Advertisement Linkedin WhatsApp Facebook Print NewsLocal NewsCouncil issues flood evacuation warningBy admin – November 24, 2009 509 Previous articleShoebar and transponder key cutting servicesNext articleSport vs reality TV admin
Looking for a way to shed the extra pounds after Thanksgiving dinner? Instrumental electronic jam quintet Lotus will help you boogie off those extra calories with their two-night run at New York City’s PlayStation Theater on Friday and Saturday November 25th-26th. The post-holiday weekend NYC stint will feature support from Denver EDM trio Spectacle. You can find tickets via the band’s website.Lotus has been on a tear in 2016, after the highly anticipated release of their new album Eat The Light. For the new release, the band recruited vocalists on every track for the first time in their career. They also showcased this material in their recent return to the famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO (see photos here), and have been selling out shows across the country in pursuit of the jamtronica groove. Expect big things from their two nights in New York!You can get excited for the run by streaming Eat The Light in full below:Both single-night tickets and two-night passes for the PlayStation Theater run are available via the band’s website, or you can enter to win them below! Don’t miss what are sure to be two great performances by one of the premiere electronic/jam fusion outfits, Lotus.
Citizens Bank,Citizens Financial Group, Inc has announced it set a company record for new checking accounts opened by Citizens Bank and Charter One customers during a one-week period. From October 3 through October 9, 2009, Citizens opened tens-of-thousands of new checking accounts throughout its 12-state retail footprint, surpassing its previous one-week record in 2007 by nearly 200 percent. We are committed to simplifying our customers busy lives by making banking easier, said Vice Chairman Martin Bischoff, who heads Consumer and Business Banking at Citizens Financial Group. Our recent offers have enabled us to attract tens-of-thousands of new Citizens Bank and Charter One customers. As part of our focus on exceptional service, we look forward to providing our customers helpful banking solutions to achieve their financial goals.Last week, Citizens began offering new customers up to $220 for opening a checking account. Through the offer, which ends November 13, 2009, customers earn: $50 for enrolling in direct deposit; $25 for making five online bill payments; $25 for making five debit or credit card transactions and up to $120 a year with Green$ense, which rewards customers for helping the environment by reducing paper-based transactions.Launched last October, Green$ense rewards customers $0.10 for each electronic payment they make, up to $10 per month and $120 per year. Unlike other incentive programs, Green$ense deposits cash directly into a customer s checking account on a monthly basis, providing greater savings and spending flexibility. And, rather than limiting cash payouts to debit card transactions, customers enrolled in Green$ense earn money for debit card purchases (signature and PIN), online bill payments and recurring payments, making it the most robust program of its kind in the industry.In addition to Green$ense, Citizens has created other helpful solutions for customers. HomeBuyer Savings℠ and CollegeSaver℠ are two new innovative products that put an extra $1,000 in the pockets of Citizens Bank and Charter One customers who are saving for two significant life events purchasing homes and funding their children s college education. Since launching the products in April 2009, Citizens is opening about 1,000 Homebuyer Savings and CollegeSaver accounts every week.With HomeBuyer Savings, customers receive the $1,000 towards their new home when they save a minimum of $100 per month for 36 months and finance their home with Citizens Bank or Charter One. At the end of three years, customers can use their accumulated savings towards a down payment with the additional $1,000 applied against their closing costs.CollegeSaver enables customers who save a minimum of $25 per month until their child is 18 to earn a $1,000 bonus plus interest for opening an account by their child s sixth birthday. Customers receive the $1,000 bonus plus all the accrued interest when the child turns 18.In addition to Citizens helpful products, it offers customers free Fit CheckupsSM, one-on-one consultations with bankers who can help them select the products and services that best fit their borrowing and savings needs. Citizens has provided nearly 2 million Fit Checkups since it began offering them in February of 2008. Customers can learn more about Citizens products and special promotional offers at citizensbank.com or charterone.com, or by visiting their nearest branch.About Citizens Financial Group, Inc.Citizens Financial Group, Inc. is a $153 billion commercial bank holding company. It is headquartered in Providence, R.I., and, through its subsidiaries, has 1,480 branches, approximately 3,600 ATMs and approximately 23,000 employees. Its two bank subsidiaries are RBS Citizens, N.A. and Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania. They operate a 12-state branch network under the Citizens Bank brand in Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont, and the Charter One brand in Illinois, Michigan and Ohio. CFG has non-branch retail and commercial offices in about 40 states. It is one of the 10 largest commercial banking companies in the United States ranked by assets as of June 30, 2009. CFG is owned by RBS (The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc). CFG s Web site is citizensbank.com. Source: Citizens Financial Group.