Kerry County Council Conveys its Adverse Weather Advice

Starlings beginning to flock before hitting the nesting areas as Storm Eleanor strengthens. ©Photograph: John Reidy
Starlings beginning to flock before hitting the nesting areas as Storm Eleanor strengthens. ©Photograph: John Reidy

Met Éireann has issued a Status Orange warning for high winds for counties including Kerry which is in effect from today, Tuesday from 4pm to 10pm.

Very high seas are forecast along Atlantic coasts, with a risk of coastal flooding.

Kerry County Council management met this morning and has issued the following advisory:

Exercise Care This Evening

It is anticipated at this stage that the worst of the storm will affect Kerry from 4pm to 7pm approximately and members of the public are advised to exercise care during this period and in coastal areas in particular.

Though rainfall amounts are expected to be relatively low, high tides and strong winds may lead to some flooding in coastal areas. Sandbags have this morning been made available in areas most prone to flooding.

Watch for Fallen Trees or Debris 

Property owners should ensure they secure any loose items which would be susceptible to high winds, including outdoor decorations, and motorists should have regard to the possibility of fallen trees or debris on roads.

If a member of the public requires the assistance of Kerry County Council, they can contact the emergency contact line on 066 7183588.

Kerry County Council will provide further updates through the local media and on social media throughout the day.


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