Flooding can have several causes. It may be due to a weather event, overflowing river banks, coastal storms or blocked or overloaded drainage ditches. We have listed some information on what you should do if you encounter flooding in your area. 

East Catchment Flood Risk Assessment and Management (ECFRAM)

Following publication by the OPW of the draft East Catchment Flood Risk Assessment and Management (ECFRAM) Plans, Fingal County Council is facilitating a statutory Public Consultation beginning on Friday 23rd September and running until Friday 2nd December 2016 (both dates inclusive).

Copies of the Flood Plans and associated Environmental Assessments are on display for viewing by the public at County Hall, Swords and at Civic Offices Blanchardstown during normal opening hours until Friday 2nd December 2016.

Copies of the Flood Plans, Environmental Assessments and all associated Maps are also available for viewing at www.opw.ie.

Reporting Flooding During Office Hours

For minor flooding you can make a report at www.fixyourstreet.ie and the issue will be logged with our crews for investigation.

For major flooding due to a weather event such as excess rain and storms, you should report the issue to our Operations Department.

Castleknock/Mulhuddart area (01) 8704599
Malahide/Howth area (01) 8906260
Balbriggan/Swords area (01) 8905596

Castleknock/Mulhuddart area       [email protected] 
Balbriggan/Swords area               [email protected]
Malahide/Howth area                   [email protected]

If major flooding is due to a sewage problem you should report the issue to Irish Water on 1890 278 278.

Reporting Flooding Out of Hours

For out of hours flooding emergencies please contact (01) 8905000.

Any non emergency issues can be reported out of hours at www.fixyourstreet.ie and will be logged with crews for investigation.


Never walk or drive through floodwater. There may be obstacles under the surface that could cause injury. Water could be contaminated, and pose a risk to your health.