Kerry County Council Issues Advice Ahead Of Severe Weather Conditions Ahead

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Kerry County Council logoKERRY County Council have issued advice to the public, as Kerry is about to be hit with sustained rain and winds over Friday night and all day Saturday.

Met Eireann issued a level RED severe weather warning for Kerry, which is valid from 6pm today (Friday 4th December) until 3am on Sunday, while gale force winds are also forecast (see previous story here).

“Under these conditions there is a high risk of localized flooding, particularly in areas that have been prone to flooding in the past,” reads a statement from the Council.

“With the high winds there is also a risk of damage or injury from falling trees or flying debris.

Kerry County Council wish to advise the general public and road users to take the following precautions

• Property owners, particularly in areas prone to flooding should take appropriate measures to minimize the risk of flooding to their properties
• The public is advised to stay clear of rivers and streams which may be in flood
• Cycling is not recommended under these conditions and pedestrians should be extra vigilant
• Property Owners should ensure that bins and loose objects such as hoardings and signage are secured or removed.
• Motorists should exercise extreme caution on our roads, particularly where roads may be flooded and to heed warning signs.
• Avoid any unnecessary journeys.
• Please check on elderly neighbours and vulnerable members in the community.

Regular updates will be provided through the local media, on the Council website and on twitter.

In the event of an emergency, contact details for Kerry County Council are available on their website

An emergency helpline (087-2351847) has also been set up.”

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