Ex-hurricane Ophelia tracks
DONEGAL is on high
alert this morning as ex-hurricane Ophelia tracks
towards the county.
Winds are already whipping up across the county and
people are being urged to stay at home and avoid
"Ophelia is forecast to track directly over Ireland
during daytime Monday. Violent and destructive gusts
are forecast with all areas at risk and in
particular the southwest and south in the morning,
and eastern counties in the afternoon.
"Also heavy rain and storm surges along some coasts
will result in flooding. There is potential risk to
lives," Met Eireann said as part of its status RED
Meanwhile, An Garda
Síochána renewed their appeal to all motorists and
members of the public to not make any non-essential
"There should be no cycling and drivers of
high-sided vehicles and motorcyclists should also be
aware of the extreme danger posed by gale force
winds as they are particularly vulnerable.
"People living in coastal areas are also being
warned of the risk posed by flooding from storm
surge and the Coast Guard is requesting members of
the public to avoid any visits or walks to coastal
or cliff areas and waterways.
"It is envisaged that there will be significant
damage caused by winds, especially in the nature of
fallen trees and downed power wires. Please assume
that any fallen wires are live and do not approach
or touch the wires. Please report any fallen wires
to the emergency services," gardaí added.
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