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Storm Jocelyn to hit Inishowen today 23.01.24

DONEGAL County Council crews have been working hard to clear debris and fallen trees from many roads as a result of the impact of Storm Isha at the weekend. Now, with the onset of Storm Jocelyn, further Yellow Wind warnings are in effect today, Tuesday, from 12pm until 5am on Wednesday morning.
A status Orange Wind warning is in place for the period from 6pm today, Tuesday, to 2am on Wednesday. There is the possibility of further trees falling over the next few days as they may have been weakened by the winds over the weekend and further high winds could bring them down.

Landowners are asked to check trees on their land and in particular along their road frontages to see if any remedial action is needed now. Property owners should also check their buildings for structural damage to see if any measures are needed to secure material that may have been impacted by Storm Isha.

The public is reminded of the danger of fallen trees as it may be the case that there could be electricity wires tangled up with the tree that will pose a risk to life - contact ESB Networks at 1800 372 999.

Updates on the status of different road closures can be found on the Councilís social media channels. The public can also receive free email and text updates on roads being closed and subsequently being re-opened by signing up to MapAlerter.ie .

Donegal Council can be contacted during normal business hours on 074 91 53900 and in the event of an out-of-hours emergency the Councilís 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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