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NI floods warning: sandbag collection in east Belfast

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About 3,000 sandbags have been handed out in east Belfast on Saturday in preparation for potential flooding.

Heavy rain and strong winds have been predicted by the Met Office for Sunday and Monday, and a flood alert remains in place.

The sandbag collection point at Inverary Community Centre is due to reopen at 10:00 GMT on Sunday.

The high tide on Sunday afternoon is expected to be greater than usual.

Emergency measures were put in place on Friday, amid warnings of a possible tidal surge affecting Belfast.

Walls of sandbags were put in place in parts of central and east Belfast, but the tide peaked without major flooding.

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