Businesses in the city’s most flood prone areas are on high alert this afternoon as further rainfall in expected.
Met Eireann says an orange flood warning is in place for the whole country as another Atlantic storm hits Ireland.
Businesses along the Spanish Arch and in Salthill are once again preparing for adverse weather conditions by placing sandbags outside in an effort to create a defence wall.
Meanwhile, over 150 homes are still without power across the county this lunchtime due to previous storm damage.
Power has been restored to 100 households in Stradbally in Kilcolgan.
However 150 homes are still without supply in the Curra area of Tynagh and in Woodford.
ESB crews are working on the faults and hope to repair all by later today.
Meanwhile, farmers say the extreme weather since the start of the year is making conditions very difficult.
The Irish Farmers Association says saturated land means all livestock are being kept in sheds – and having a major knock on effect on costs and workload.
Met Eireann has forecast wet and windy weather for much of this afternoon, with snow for a time in some areas, giving poor visibility.
Staying cold with temperatures this afternoon of 2 to 4 degrees.
Forecaster Evelyn Cusack says there should be an improvement in the coming days.
Galway City Councillors Give Green Light To Trial Cycle-way in Salthill.
From the Galway Bay FM Newsroom: Galway City Councillors have voted to proceed with a trial cycle-way in Salthill.
4 local cycling groups had called on councillors to support their bid to bring a two-way cycle-way from Grattan Road to Knocknacarra Road running along the Prom.
17 out of the 18 city councillors supported the motion by Mayor Collette Connolly at this afternoon’s city council meeting.
The plan had raised concerns over the impact on local business with the feared loss of over 200 car parking spaces.
Campaign groups say the infrastructure should be trialed for six months to determine its viability.
City Councillors to vote on controversial plan for Salthill Prom cycle-way
From the Galway Bay FM Newsroom: Galway city councillors will vote this afternoon on controversial proposals to bring a temporary cycle-way to Salthill
Galway Cycling campaign, Galway Urban Greenway Alliance, Knocknacarra Bike Bus and East of the Corrib Bike Bus are calling on councillors to support their bid to bring a two-way cycle-way from Grattan Road to Knocknacarra Road running along the Prom.
The campaign groups say the infrastructure should be trialed for six months to determine its viability.
The plan has raised concerns over the impact on local business with the feared loss of over 200 car parking spaces.
City councillors are set to vote on the proposal at a meeting this afternoon.
Hopes new action plan could create hundreds of jobs in Galway Gaeltacht village
From the Galway Bay FM Newsroom: It’s hoped up to 300 new jobs could be brought to a Galway Gaeltacht village with the implementation of a new action plan.
The plan for An Cheathrú Rua as a place to live, work and visit was revealed earlier today by Comharchumann Mhic Dara in association with Údarás na Gaeltachta.
Areas to target in the plan include language and culture, tourism, enterprise, the arts as well as services and infrastructure and marketing.
As part of the plan a new study has found that more than 300 new sustainable jobs could be created if this plan is developed successfully over five years.
Seán Ó Domhnaill, Manager of Comharchumann Mhic Dara says the plan includes the input of local business people, members of the local community and various local and State organisations.