This Morning’s Status Orange Weather Warning for Kerry – Update

A watery sunset over Minnie Hughes’ field last evening storing up the trouble which is being visited on us today – according to Met Éireann which comes with safety procedure warnings from Kerry County Council. Photograph: John Reidy

Met Éireann has issued two weather warnings for Kerry on Wednesday, September 27th .

A Status Orange warning for heavy and intense rainfall is in place from 9am this morning to 3pm while a Status Orange warning for very strong and gusty winds is in place during the same period.

Possible impacts and disruptions include very difficult travelling conditions, localised and coastal flooding, surface water on roads, power outages, fallen trees and branches and generally hazardous conditions.

Avoid Unnecessary Journeys  

Kerry County Council is advising members of the public to prepare for severe weather on Wednesday and to ensure that items vulnerable to high winds are stored away safely.

Unnecessary journeys should be avoided for the duration of the weather warning.

For those who must travel, the council is advising extreme caution on Wednesday and to expect surface water and spot flooding on all routes. In coastal areas, in particular, the advice is to ‘stay back, stay high and stay dry.’

Advice and Updates

Council crews are on standby to respond to issues which arise and sandbags are being deployed in areas prone to flooding.

The council’s severe weather management team is monitoring the weather forecasts and will issue further advice and updates to the public over the next 24 hours.

Emergency Number

An emergency number to which weather-related issues can be reported to Kerry County Council will be available from 7am on Wednesday on 066 71 83588.

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