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Our list of tips for keeping safe during #StormBrendan:

  • Garden furniture is secured, or tied down. Best put that BBQ in the shed.
  • Waste bins are secured, and in a safe place.
  • Christmas decorations are removed, secured, or taken indoors.
  • Ensure pets are taken inside.
  • Ensure devices such as phones, laptops and tablets are charged in advance
  • Close and fasten any windows, and doors.
  • Stay away from any coastal areas, or beaches.
  • Remain indoors, and don’t travel unless absolutely necessary.
  • Take heed, and listen to all warnings issued by Met Eireann and local authorities.
  • If you do need to drive, take extra care on the roads and expect falling/fallen debris. Keep a safe distance from the car in front of you.
  • Should you come across downed power cables, stay clear and do not touch them. It’s also important to not touch any item that’s come in contact with them – such as another vehicle. Report the issue to ESB Networks: 1850 372 999.
  • Check ESB Networks Powercheck for details on power outages. If you experience a power outage, contact ESB Networks on 1850 372 999 and have your MPRN ready.
  • Check on any venerable neighbours, or elderly people living in your vicinity.

It may also be useful to prepare a ‘Storm Kit,’ just in case:

  • Torch
  • Power Bank / Battery Pack
  • First Aid Kit
  • Bottled Water
  • Medication
  • Print our list of emergency contact numbers which you may need.

Travel may be disrupted as a result of #StormBrendan, so it’s best to check with your individual airlines or Cork Airport for cancellations, or delay information.

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