Storm Barra Is Due To Hit The...


Storm Barra Is Due To Hit The Country On Tuesday


05:51 5 Dec 2021

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Met Eireann is warning of very strong winds with Storm Barra due to make landfall on Tuesday.

It's issued an orange wind warning for Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick and Galway from then until Wednesday morning, with winds of up to 130 kilometres per hour expected.

Disruption to power and travel are likely, with a significant possibility of coastal flooding.

While a yellow wind alert will also come in on Tuesday for Leinster, Cavan, Donegal, Monaghan, Leitrim, Mayo, Roscommon, Sligo, Tipperary and Waterford.

There's also going to be heavy rain which will bring coastal flooding on the south and west coasts.

A top level crisis management team meeting has taken place ahead of the arrival of Storm Barra.

The National Directorate for Fire and Emergency Management’s Crisis Management Team, conducted a virtual meeting today with Met Éireann, the OPW, and Local Authority Severe Weather Assessment Teams.

The key public safety messages are for people to stay away from all coastal areas for the duration of the Met Éireann warnings.

All road users should be aware of the hazardous traveling conditions, and only necessary journeys should be undertaken.

Motorists should slow down and be aware of the dangers of fallen trees and debris.

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