Following the Status Orange Rainfall warning issued by Met Éireann and Status Yellow Wind warning, Kerry County Council is advising residents and visitors to the county to take extreme care over the next 24 hours.
A Status Orange Rainfall Warning is valid from 9pm this Monday evening and until 5pm on Tuesday
The worst of the rainfall expected to fall overnight. Intense rainfall associated with these conditions is expected to potentially give rise to spot flooding in places.
Morning to Evening Wind Warning
In addition, a Status Yellow Wind Warning is valid from 6am Tuesday morning to 7pm Tuesday evening, with wind speeds of 50-65kph and gust of 90-110kph predicted.
Kerry County Council’s Severe Weather Assessment Team met on Monday and will be monitoring the situation throughout the evening and night, with council crews on standby.
Adverse Driving Conditions
The council is advising the public to be aware of the potential for spot flooding and warns of adverse driving conditions over the next 24 hours, due to the rain and wind.
In addition, they are asking for residents and business owners to secure property, including street and garden furniture, sandwich boards, hoardings, trampolines and other equipment.
Advice is also being given to avoid coastal areas.
An Emergency Number is being activated for anybody impacted by the weather conditions. This number 066 71 83588 will be in operation from 5pm-9am.