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Local Authorities Warning People To Take Care During Storm Lorenzo

There's currently a status yellow wind and rain warning in place for the entire country.

Storm Lorenzo is making it's way towards the midlands, with weather warnings now in place.

There's currently a status yellow wind and rain warning in place for the entire country.

From six o'clock this evening, a status orange wind warning will come into effect for Mayo, Galway Clare, Limerick and Kerry.

Flooding, power outages and fallen trees can be expected, with people being told to stay away from coastal areas.

Cathal Nolan from the Midland Weather Channel says the worst effects here will be felt later tonight:

Offaly County Council is asking people to check on the elderly and isolated neighbours to ensure they are prepared for Lorenzo. 

The local authority is clearing gullies and drains and is advising homeowners and business to check their own properties before the storm hits the region. 

Meanwhile, Westmeath County Council says they have preparations in place to address localised issues and that crews will be on standby to respond to incidents as and when the need arises. 

They are reminding people to stay safe and not to take unnecessary risks.

 

OPW minister and Longford/Westmeath TD, Kevin 'Boxer' Moran says while it may seem like needless fuss, it's better to heed the warnings and be prepared:


 

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