Photo from the last time Graignamanagh flooded in December 2015
Graignamanagh is expected to flood within the hour. Kilkenny County Council has said water levels on the River Barrow in Graig would indicate that flooding will occur in the town this evening before 6pm.
Water levels on the River Nore are similarly being monitored and Thomastown and Inistioge are also at serious risk.
All businesses and homeowners should make arrangements to protect their properties, the council has advised.
Sandbags have already been made available in Graignamanagh, Thomastown Fire Station and in Inistioge.