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Cork County Council’s Severe Weather Assessment convened this evening following the issuing of a Met Éireann Status Orange Wind Warning for Cork. The warning is in effect from 01:00 to 04:00am Monday November 12th. It is forecasted to be extremely gusty on Sunday night and early Monday due to Storm Debi with potential danger to life.
Possible impacts include
– Damage to exposed and vulnerable structures
– Disruption to services and transport
– Significant power outages
– Fallen trees/branches
A Met Éireann status Yellow Wind and Rain warning will remain in effect until 3.00pm on Monday with very windy or stormy conditions accompanied by heavy rain with a chance of embedded thunderstorms and hail.
Possible impacts include:
– Fallen trees/branches
– Localised flooding including wave overtopping
– Hazardous travelling conditions
Members of the public are advised to stay high, stay dry and stay away from the coast, rivers and lakes. With strong gusts and high waves predicted, people are urged to refrain from visiting coastal areas.
Cork County Council wishes to advise road users to be aware of the danger posed by high winds. Driving conditions may be hazardous with surface flooding possible. Motorists are advised to drive with caution during heavy rain, not to drive through flood waters and be conscious of cyclists and pedestrians.
Dursey Cable Car will be closed on Monday, November 13th and will return to operation only when wind speeds permit and following inspection if necessary. Updates will be available on @CorkCoCo social media.
Issues such as fallen trees, flooding and road damage should be reported to the relevant local area office during working hours or contact the Council’s Emergency Out of Hours number (021) 4800048 (5pm-9am). Contact details for the Council’s Area Offices are available at www.corkcoco.ie or by contacting Cork County Council Headquarters on (021) 4276891 between 9am and 5pm.
The strong winds may give rise to localised power outages. In the event of a disruption to power supply, please contact ESB Networks at 1800 372 999. Fallen or grounded wires should be avoided and the public are advised to call ESB in assisting with the identification of fallen wires.
In the event of a disruption to water supply, please contact Irish Water at 1800 278278.
In the event of an emergency call 999 or 112 and request the Fire Service, Ambulance Service, Gardaí or Irish Coastguard as appropriate. DO NOT assume others will do this.