MET Eireann has issued
a status yellow wind warning for Donegal effective
from Thursday (3 October) at 9am to Friday (4
October) at 6am and a status yellow rain warning
from Thursday (3 October) at 9am to Friday (4 October) at 9am.
Donegal County Council’s Severe Weather Assessment
Team has been meeting in response to Storm Lorenzo
and will continue to monitor local conditions
closely as the storm progresses.
The public is being asked to be vigilant with
regards to falling trees and debris. Trees are
mostly in full leaf, so even moderate strength winds
can bring down weakened trees and/or tree limbs.
Heavy rain, coupled with falling leaves may block
drains and gullies, leading to surface flooding and
property owners and occupiers are being asked to
check drains and gullies for potential blockages.
Sea surges are forecasted along the West coast from
the southwest coast up to Donegal of 0.6m to 1m and
the public are being asked to be extra vigilant
along the coast. The Irish Coast Guard is advising
the public along coastal areas to ‘Stay back, stay
high and stay dry’.
Motorists are being asked to take extra care while
driving during stormy weather and to be extra
vigilant of cyclists and pedestrians and to be
mindful of the risk of falling trees and debris.
There is also a risk of power outages and the public
are being asked to be prepared and to check on
elderly or vulnerable family and neighbours to make
sure they are safe and warm.
Donegal County Council can be contacted during normal business
hours on 074 91 53900 and in the event of an out of
hours emergency the Council’s Road Service can be
contacted on 074 91 72288. For emergencies
requiring the assistance of the Fire Service call
999 or 112.
You can keep up to date on conditions by signing up
for free alerts to your phone by registering at www.mapalerter.com