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Met Éireann Issue Nationwide Orange Warning For Saturday

Josh Crosbie
Josh Crosbie

05:19 28 Feb 2020


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A status red warning has been issued for Galway and Clare tomorrow as Storm Jorge heads towards Ireland.

Crisis management teams across the country have been activated to deal with the conditions.

It's the 3rd storm of the month - with wet and windy weather expected in most areas.

Met Eireann's Evelyn Cusack says winds will be very strong:

"The gusts are likely to exceed a hundred kilometres per hour and that's quite a strong wind."

Stay High and Dry

A status orange warning will kick in for Galway, Mayo, Clare and Kerry from 6am - and cover the whole country by lunchtime.

While a status red warning for Galway and Clare will be in effect for 3 hours tomorrow afternoon.

Therefore the National Emergency co-ordination group has met today to discuss how to respond - its chair is Keith Leonard:

"We would ask people to check on vulnerable or isolated neighbours."

"There are many people who have been isolated by flooding."

Ger Hegarty from the Coast Guard says people in coastal areas need to take extra care:

"Everyone stay back from the coastline and exposed headlands."

"Always stay high and dry."

Power Outages Are Likely

While ESB's Derek Hynes says falling trees and power outages are likely:

"The last three stoms, Brendan, Ciara and Dennis, it's varied between 10,000 and 40,000 at the peak so we're expecting something similar."

Take Care and Charge Your Phone

Above all, the emergency group wants drivers to take extra care - and says we should all charge our phones in case of an emergency.

Finally, more rain is also due tonight, meaning it'll be an anxious few days for communities where there's a risk of flooding.


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