Code Orange Rainfall Warning Update for Kerry

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With land at saturation point already the heavy rain which we’re being warned of now will cause flooding in places. ©Photograph: John Reidy

Met Éireann has issued a Code Orange rainfall warning for Kerry which is valid until 6pm on Tuesday. The warning has been relayed by Kerry County Council.

There is very heavy rainfall expected in the county this evening and especially overnight tonight. Up to 100mm is expected on higher ground particularly in coastal areas.

Worst Affected

 At this stage, Kerry County Council expects the west of the county and the Dingle and Iveragh peninsulas to be worst affected.

 Through its crews on the ground, sandbags are being provided in Dingle, Caherciveen, Sneem and Kenmare.

 Kerry County Council has set up an emergency number which members of the public can call if there are any emergencies.

Out of Hours Contact Number

The number which operates out of hours also is 066 71 83 588: Kerry County Council will update its Twitter feed @countykerry and will be posting updates with further information on its Facebook page as the day progresses.

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