Council Issues Advice Ahead Of Status Red Storm Warning

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WITH a Status Red Storm Warning coming into effect on Kerry from 3am to 8am on Friday morning, people are advised to take the necessary precautions.

A Status Red warning is described by Met Éireann as “rare and very dangerous weather conditions from intense meteorological phenomena. Take action to protect yourself and your property. Follow instructions and advice given by the authorities under all circumstances and be prepared for exceptional measures.”

Kerry County Council are advising the public to stay indoors and not to travel. In particular they are advising against overnight travel, particularly in the early hours of Friday morning, when the RED Wind Warning is in place.

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In particular, delivery companies, particularly those using high-sided trucks who would normally make deliveries during the early hours of the morning, are advised to consider their delivery times.

In addition, Kerry County Council is advising both homeowners and business premises to ensure all loose items around their property are tied down or stored away, as they could become dangerous projectiles in high winds.

It is important to note that even after the RED Wind Warning period is finished, strong winds will continue to impact the county, so extreme caution is advised and members of the public are advised not to travel unless necessary.

In particular, coastal areas will be subject to high, gusting winds, so members of the public are advised to stay away from cliffs, coasts and piers.

Kerry County Council’s Emergency Response Teams are in place to deal with emergency events. Additionally, an Emergency Phoneline will be in operation for the duration of the storm: 066-7183588.

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