A clean-up operation is underway in Tralee in County Kerry, after torrential downpours yesterday evening.
Homes and businesses were flooded in the town, with reports of manhole covers popping up with water gushing down streets.
People had to be evacuated from the cinema, while it's reported the supermarket shut due to its roof partially collapsing.
Dunnes Stores in Tralee was evacuated after flash flooding hit. Reports of intense rainfall and local flooding coming in from many areas now as thunderstorms hit. pic.twitter.com/I55tX4DYXz
— Carlow Weather (@CarlowWeather) June 17, 2023
Two lifeguards were also injured during lightning on Banna Beach.
More rain is on the way, with a status yellow thunderstorm warning in place for 19 counties - including all of Munster - until 10 o'clock tonight.
There’ll be heavy showers this afternoon 🌦️
Monitor warnings for your area on 👇https://t.co/FS6gXn7xuP
Keep an eye on the radar online 🛰️
If in a thunderstorm when driving, reduce your speed as visibility can drop sharply 🚗 ⛈️
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) June 18, 2023