Met Éireann has issued a status Orange warning for 13 counties with gusts of up to 130 kilometres an hour expected as Storm Callum hits tonight.
The storm is now being treated as a threat to life.
Wind Warnings have been updated for Storm Callum for Thursday night and Friday morning.— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) 10 October 2018
Orange level for coastal counties, Yellow level inland.
Note: Wind strengths remain the same, changes to validity times.
Warning info: https://t.co/ozrQHtoOkt#StormCallum pic.twitter.com/oimzDlQgbB
Callum is expected to make landfall in Cork and Kerry at around 10pm.
Western counties Donegal, Galway, Mayo, Sligo and Clare and eastern counties Dublin, Louth, Wexford, Wicklow, Meath and Waterford will be affected from midnight on.
We're being advised to take extreme care overnight and during the morning commutes to work and school with the very likely risk of fallen trees and branches on roads around the country.
There's also a warning to tie down any loose garden items like trampolines, swings and bins as soon as possible before the storm hits.
We're also being reminded to keep our pets indoors tonight to keep them safe. Here's some tips.
With #StormCallum coming here are some tips to keep your pets safe— Dogs in Distress (@dogsindistress) 10 October 2018
• Keep companion animals indoors
• Don’t allow Pets to roam free outdoors they can become disoriented and lost during storms
• Have your dog microchipped, and wearing a legible ID tag
Stay safe everyone 🐾🌪🌧 pic.twitter.com/EHrDL2GoGE