Gallery: Defence Forces release shock pictures and footage of flooding
Defence Forces personnel and assets have been deployed in Counties Clare, Galway, Limerick and Westmeath throughout today.
Pictures taken by the Air Corps and Army show the extent of flooding throughout Ireland following last weekend's storm.
The National Emergency Co-Ordination Centre says that over the next 36 hours the area from Limerick to Athlone may see even higher flood waters.
There is currently a Status Yellow weather warning in effect for all counties.
Flood warnings remain in place as continuing rainfall also swells streams, rivers and reservoirs across the west and south-west. Weather warnings were issued for the West as 20-35mm of additional rainfall was expected in Connacht, Donegal, Clare and Kerry today. Gusts of up to 100km/h are forecast nationwide.
The National Emergency Coordination Centre have said there is a 'high risk' of flooding from Limerick City to Athlone.
V windy & becoming wet everywhere, as heavy rain in W spreads eastwards thru afternoon & evening. Highs 10to12C, cold & less windy later.— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) December 9, 2015
Water levels on the Shanon are still rising and the weekend sees a spring tide. Add in additional rainfall forecast over the next few days and it adds up to a bleak few days for those in effected areas.
The Government has also agreed to create a €5million fund to help those affected by the floods.
The Cabinet also committed an extra €2m to provide more staff to Met Eireann and the OPW to help prepare better for weather events like Storm Desmond.