Galway City Shocked as Annual Flood arrives right on time.
Galway City was left shocked this week as a flash flood left parts of the City Centre covered in several feet of water.
Brought about by storm Eleanor, the flood has been described as “unprecedented” and also “the worst flood to hit the town since the previous years flood”. This incident marks only the 27th time that Galway has flooded in the past 5 years.
The flood struck the City Centre on the evening of Tuesday 2nd January, and is said to have caused havoc amongst the locals. In one instance, an unnamed office manager, Denise 37, was said to be stranded in her office block with several employees for over an hour, in what she described as a “highly productive forced overtime”.
Galway City Centre was not the only affected area, as water also made its way to other sections of Galway, including Salthill, where former flood victim, Leisureland swimming pool, decided to make the best of a bad situation. They engaged in the annual “opening of the doors” in order to refill their swimming pool.
A Leisureland employee stated “We were struck by bad floods a few years ago and had to shut down for a few months. Which was unusual, as you would think, if there was one thing a swimming pool could handle, it would be water. So for the last two years, we just decided to make the best of it.”
It wasn’t all good news for Leisureland however, as during the refilling of the pool, hoodlums made off with four rowing machines. Leisureland manager has claimed “I’m not even mad...that’s amazing”.