A Status Yellow rain and wind warning remains in place for the entire country, as the clean-up operation following Storm Debi continues.
The nationwide alert is due to expire at 3 o'clock this afternoon.
Public transport networks have are back in service this afternoon after a phased return to normal.
Meanwhile, Luas says all services are running normally following earlier disruption.
There was a fallen tree blocking part of the line at Beechwood but that has been removed.
Crews are working hard to remove the fallen tree at Beechwood. We thank you for your patience and apologise for the inconvenience caused by this disruption. pic.twitter.com/0BpXAfoccO
— Luas (@Luas) November 13, 2023
Road-users are also being urged to watch out for debris and fallen trees and branches.
Worst Has Passed
Met Éireann’s Linda Hughes says the worst of the storm has passed:
"The storm itself has moved away to the north east. So we have already now seen the strongest winds and rainfall associated with it."
The government is extending the Humanitarian Assistance Scheme to those impacted by flooding in Galway city and Oranmore.
Blackrock Diving Tower is closed this morning following damage from Storm Debi.
Crews have been mobilised to the worst affected areas - if you need assistance, please contact Galway City Council on 091 536 400. pic.twitter.com/jQMWWBJaAE
— Galway City Council (@GalwayCityCo) November 13, 2023
Local councillor Liam Carroll is welcoming the support, but said it needs to go further than just emergency funding:
"We will need a lot of money to build a lot of flood defences."
Cllr. Carrol also sounded a warning, "climate change is here, it's not something that'll happen in five years time, its with us now."