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Date Released: 11 October 2018

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Met Eireann has issued a Status Orange wind warning for Meath with winds expected to gust up to 130km/h. This warning is valid from midnight tonight to Friday at 9am.  https://www.met.ie/warnings

 

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) has urged drivers to exercise extreme caution over the coming days.

There will be a significant risk of coastal flooding. Do not attempt to drive through flooded areas - the water could be deeper than it appears. Wait until the water level drops or use an alternative route. Do not cycle or walk in these conditions, particularly in coastal areas, and do not touch any fallen wires.  If you must travel, please watch out for fallen trees and debris.

 

Keep an eye on local weather and traffic reports and the conditions in your area. The RSA have issued a number of guidelines to take into account until the storm passes, particularly to expect the unexpected:

 

•             Beware of objects being blown out onto the road. Expect the unexpected.

•             Watch out for falling/fallen debris on the road and vehicles veering across the road

•             Control of a vehicle may be affected by strong cross winds – slow down and allow extra distance, keep a firm grip on the steering wheel, continually scan for other road users / cyclists / pedestrians / debris. High sided vehicles and motorcyclists are particularly vulnerable to strong winds

•             Allow extra space between you and vulnerable road users such as cyclists and motorcyclists

•             Drive with dipped headlights at all times

 

Advice to Pedestrians, Cyclists and motorcyclists;

•             Be seen. Wear bright clothing with reflective armbands or a reflective belt.

•             Take extra care when crossing the road or cycling in extremely windy conditions as a sudden gust of wind could blow you into the path of an oncoming vehicle.

 

For advice on using the road in severe weather, please see severe weather advice on the RSA website http://bit.ly/2OR4ydp

 

See video with advice for driving in strong winds http://bit.ly/2OR73MP and flooded roads http://bit.ly/2pQe5Dn

 

For more weather updates, visit Met Eireann's website: www.met.ie

 

If you've lost your electricity supply, first check if it's just your home that's without power. You can check ESB Networks PowerCheck to get realtime information on faults and planned outages. If your fault is not listed report it ONLINE. You will need your 11 digit MPRN and the name or telephone number associated with your account. 

ESB Network’s safety advice in the event of faults is to never approach or touch fallen electricity wires as they are live and dangerous. It advises to call its emergency service immediately on 1850 372 999.

 

Our emergency services and Council crews will be on standby but will only be responding when it is safe to do so.

 

Please report issues on our emergency number 1890 445 335 or on our social media (Twitter or Facebook).

 

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