GALWAY COUNTY COUNCIL STORM LORENZO UPDATE 6pm

Following a meeting of Galway County Council Crisis Management Team to assess the current weather conditions, weather warnings have been updated and the status orange weather warning remains in place for Galway. Storm force winds and gusts are expected with extremely high seas. Rainfall is likely to be heavy throughout this evening and tonight. Flooding including coastal flooding and wave overtopping is likely.

Status orange wind warning remains in place for Galway from 6pm today Thursday until 6am Friday.

The key message is for people to stay safe during this weather event. Driving conditions may be hazardous and drivers need to take care and be conscious of cyclists and pedestrians. Flying debris, fallen trees and powerlines are a risk. Motorists are asked to avoid coastal routes, to make alternative route plans where possible and avoid making unnecessary journeys.

Members of the public are advised not to visit Coastal areas to view the storm conditions as this is considered extremely dangerous.

Given this severe weather alert, members of the public are advised to take precautions to stay safe and are reminded to make contact with elderly or vulnerable neighbours.

For ongoing updates please check national and local media outlets, the Council’s twitter feed, @GalwayCoCo and Met Eireann updates at www.met.ie Galway County Council Out of Hours Number is 091-509069. 

For Emergencies where life is at risk please contact the Emergency Services on 999 and 112.

Please note that you can subscribe to the Councils FREE MapAlerter service for up to date text and email alerts on developments relating to #StormLorenzo in County #Galway. https://bit.ly/2J5tURR

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