MET Éireann issued a status
orange weather warning for intense rainfall in
Inishowen and County Donegal effective from last night
until 5pm today, Tuesday 25th August. This will lead
to rainfall accumulations of between 40 – 60mm with
increased accumulations on higher ground.
Given that the ground is already water logged in certain
locations it is expected that some localised surface
flooding may occur. The rainfall will
also elevate river levels and this may result in flooding in some locations. Heavy rain may overwhelm
drains and gullies and property owners are
being asked to check for potential blockages.
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Motorists are being asked
to take extra care while driving during heavy rainfall
and to be mindful of the potential risk of spot flooding
along the road network.
The public should be aware that there could be instances
of high waves during this period and are asked to be
extra vigilant along exposed coastal areas and to heed
the Irish Coast Guard’s advice to ‘stay back, stay high
and stay dry’.
Donegal County Council’s Severe Weather Assessment Team
are keeping the approaching weather pattern under review
and will continue to monitor all local conditions as
Storm Francis progresses.
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 Road Service can be contacted
on 074 91 72288. For emergencies requiring the
assistance of the Fire Service call 999 or 112.
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