Emergency Weather Plan activated in Kerry

Date Published : September 2nd, 2017    Published By : admin

Kerry County Council has activated its 'Emergency Weather Plan' for the Iveragh and Dingle Peninsulas after Met Éireann’s Orang Weather warning was issued for the region.

Upland and coastal areas are likely to be worst affected.  The weather warning is in place until 3am tomorrow morning.

Speaking to Radio Kerry, Communications Manager with Kerry County Council Owen O’ Shea said the council has activated its emergency weather plan. “We’re expecting significant levels of rainfall, particularly for the Iveragh and Dingle peninsulas. Kerry County Council has put in place its emergency weather plan for those areas and we do anticipate upland and coastal areas will be worst affected.”

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Pic: Kerry County Council HQ. Photo: (RadioKerry.ie)

Rain will be heavy and persistent; totals of 30-40mm are expected with potential for accumulations of around 50mm in coastal and upland areas. The rain will be accompanied by strong and gusty southerly winds. A yellow rainfall warning is in effect for eight other counties including Limerick and Clare.

As a precautionary measure, the Creamery Car park in Kenmare has been closed to the public and an emergency number has been put in place.

The emergency number is 066- 7183866 but they ask property owners to contact the Council on this number for flooding emergencies only. The Council also wish to advise motorists to exercise caution on the roads this evening and tomorrow.

*Source: Radio Kerry

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