Archive for floods

Australian Campuses, Swamped for a Week by Heavy Flooding, Prepare to Reopen

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 18 January 2011 by Steve

“Four Australian universities are scraping out mud and picking up debris this week after heavy flooding in the northeastern state of Queensland shut down some of the universities’ campuses. The Queensland government declared three-quarters of the state a disaster zone …” (more)

[Chronicle of Higher Education, 17 January]

ESB not aware of likely damage to Cork city from dam waters

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 6 February 2010 by Steve

“The ESB has insisted it was not aware of the likely damage to Cork city when it released more than 520 cubic metres of water per second from the Inniscarra dam in November last year …” (more)

[Fiachra O Cionnaith, Irish Examiner, 6 February]

Consultants to advise college on flood measures

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 5 February 2010 by Steve

“Consultants have been appointed to advise University College Cork (UCC) on future flood proofing measures, an Oireachtas committee was told last night as it began a fact-finding tour of flood ravaged areas …” (more)

[Eoin English, Irish Examiner, 5 February]

Flooded art gallery now dry and high

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 23 January 2010 by Steve

“President Mary McAleese yesterday praised those who had restored a prestigious art gallery two months after it was flooded. The Lewis Glucksman Gallery at University College Cork was officially reopened to the public yesterday by the President after it was damaged in some of the worst flooding in recent memory …” (more)

[Olivia Kelleher, Independent, 23 January]

Glucksman Gallery reopens after floods

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 23 January 2010 by Steve

“President Mary McAleese yesterday paid tribute to the staff at the Glucksman Gallery at University College Cork for their efforts in saving valuable works of Irish art, when she reopened the gallery after extensive damage in the November floods …” (more)

[Irish Times, 23 January]

Floods @ UCC

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 22 January 2010 by Steve

“Glucksman spokesperson (Morning Ireland) oft proclaims surprise at flood damage. Anyone else go to UCC & find it completely unsurprising?” (tweet)

[Rossa McMahon, Twitter, 22 January]

After the deluge, Glucksman re-opens

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 19 January 2010 by Steve

“Sunshine may follow rain, but it has taken eight long weeks before the director of Cork’s Lewis Glucksman Gallery saw anything to be sunny about. Many people will remember the newspaper pictures and TV footage of Fiona Kearney standing in the UCC gallery, which at one point was under 10 feet of water …” (more)

[Claire O’Sullivan, Irish Examiner, 19 January]

Extreme weather and that sense of disorientation

Posted in Life with tags , , on 19 January 2010 by Steve

“As I write this, I have just returned from a walk around the DCU campus to have a look at the effects of the recent severe weather, and thankfully we haven’t suffered much damage. Right now the main problem is all the melted snow because the big thaw has created big pools of water all over the place. Yes, the water everywhere …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, Irish Times, 19 January]

Me too

Posted in Legal issues with tags , on 12 January 2010 by Steve

“I highly doubt
cork will flood.” (tweet)

[Star_Bar, Twitter, 12 January]

And term’s only just begun …

Posted in Life with tags , on 12 January 2010 by Steve

“Bitch Ice. Bitch Floods. Bitch UCC.
Bitch river Lee.” (tweet)

[Katie_2991, Twitter, 12 January]

ATTENTION UCC STUDENTS

Posted in Life with tags , on 12 January 2010 by Steve

“There have been a number of flood warnings made for the CORK area. We would ask that students living on low levels by the Lee take appropriate action and move high value belongings [including yourselves!] to higher levels if possible. We will be monitoring the situation and will update further as soon as we know more …” (more)

[CollegeRoad.ie, 12 January]

More floods @ UCC?

Posted in Life with tags , on 12 January 2010 by Steve

“Was it just on the Radio that UCC is closing pending a flood warning or something? the Lee looks high but is it that bad?” (tweet)

[Adam McCarthy, Twitter, 12 January]

UCC pitch ‘a write-off’

Posted in Life with tags , , on 9 January 2010 by Steve

“UCC will be forced to replace their all-weather pitch at The Mardyke following November’s flooding devastation, it emerged today. The university’s acting director of physical education and sport, Christine O’Donovan, confirmed that the facility is not repairable and must be replaced as part of a general clean-up operation that could cost up to €6 million …” (more)

[Alan Good, Southern Fried, 8 January]

Fighting to rebuild lives after floodwaters recede

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 22 December 2009 by Steve

“Ann Flanagan’s life was collapsing all around her three weeks ago, but it was only a couple of days ago that she was able to shed a tear. The Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) lecturer and mother was forced out of her south Galway home during the recent flooding. It will be August, at the earliest, before she and her boys can return …” (more)

[Lorna Siggins, Irish Times, 22 December]

A college submerged underwater

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 13 December 2009 by Steve

“Over €26 million damage, 2,000 students displaced and little or no effective warning. On the night of 20 November, students in UCC were going about their business as usual after a normal college day, but in a matter of hours they were waking up to a situation that was far from routine …” (more)

[Brian Casey, The College View, 12 December]

UCC engineer calls for better flood management system

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 11 December 2009 by Steve

“A sophisticated flood monitoring infrastructure, flood management system, flood forecasting system and flood warning system are required for the Lee catchment and, in particular, for the Upper Lee catchment according to Professor Ger Kiely, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UCC …” (more)

[UCC Media and Communications, 10 December]

Flood Water Level

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 2 December 2009 by Steve

“I did Civil eng in UCC and I find it appalling that plant rooms and an art collection were housed in basements at or below FWL.” (tweet)

[Diarmuid Wrenne, Twitter. 2 December]

UCC campus damage to cost over €20m

Posted in Life with tags , on 1 December 2009 by Steve

“As students returned to lectures at University College Cork yesterday, college authorities are still adding up the cost of flood damage to key buildings …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 1 December]

UCC welcomes 18,000 back following closure

Posted in Life with tags , on 1 December 2009 by Steve

“University College Cork (UCC) welcomed back about 18,000 students yesterday after it was closed for a week. The flood damage is estimated to have cost up to €25 million as a total of 29 buildings were hit by the deluge. Thirty per cent of UCC building stock was affected with 13 per cent directly damaged at basement and ground floor levels …” (more)

[Olivia Kelleher, Irish Times, 1 December]

Flood-hit UCC pay tribute to helping hands

Posted in Life with tags , , on 28 November 2009 by Steve

“An aerial view of The Mardyke, taken at the height of the flooding last week, shows the entire grounds submerged, including the all-weather hockey pitch (centre). Munster’s hockey community has rallied around the University College Cork (UCC) club after the students’ pitch was left unplayable for ‘the foreseeable future’ following the catastrophic floods that hit Cork last week …” (more)

[Irish Hockey News, 27 November]