Status Orange Weather Alert for Tipperary

A STATUS ORANGE wind weather alert has been issued for Munster, Galway and Mayo as Storm Ellen moves in, bringing severe and damaging winds. There will also be spells of heavy rain which will result in some flooding.

This alert is valid for from 9pm Wednesday 19 August to 6am Thursday 20 August 2020.

Unseasonably wet and very windy weather is expected from early Wednesday night until later Friday, with further rainfall and wind warnings likely. Strong winds at times may result in unsafe conditions and some disruption, especially over high ground, lakes and sea areas. There is also a risk of flooding.

Tipperary County Council’s Severe Weather Team met this afternoon to assess the position and to ensure that all necessary arrangements are put in place in advance of this severe weather event.

Arrangements have been made to issue an advisory through the local media this evening and to update the Tipperary County Council website.

The position will continue to be monitored by the Severe weather Team to assess the position.

Please note the emergency contact numbers below:
Emergency 999/112
Tipperary County Council 1890 923 948
Irish Water Emergency 1850 278 278
ESB Networks 1850 372 999
Gas Networks Ireland 1850 205 050

Tipperary County Council would advise the public to heed Met Éireann Weather Warnings. In such an instance, people are advised to remain vigilant. Further updates and advice will issue throughout the coming days via local and national media and on the Council’s website/Facebook and twitter.

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