Council Issues Advice To Public As Storm Approaches

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KERRY County Council’s Severe Weather Assessment Team, including representatives of Fire Services and Civil Defence, met today to review the warning and has advised members of the public, motorists, business and property owners to be prepared for high winds overnight on Thursday and early on Friday morning.

Met Eireann earlier today issued a Status Orange wind warning for Kerry as Storm Callum is expected to bring gusts of between 110 to 130km per hour from 10pm on Thursday to noon on Friday.

Extreme care should be taken overnight on Thursday and during the morning work and school commute on Friday particularly in coastal areas and on higher ground owing to high winds.

All motorists should drive with extreme care, allow extra time for journeys and watch out for fallen branches and debris on roads. There is also a risk of fallen trees.

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Homeowners, property owners and businesses should take precautions to secure any loose items of furniture, hoardings, scaffolding, signage and items such as trampolines and bins, which would be vulnerable to strong winds.

Kerry County Council will continue to monitor the situation and is making all necessary preparations. The council will provide further updates through the media and on its social media channels on Twitter and Facebook.

The council’s weather alerts page online can be accessed via the main Kerry County Council website,

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