AS the storm warning for Kerry has now been extended to take in all of Monday, Kerry County Council’s severe weather assessment team has asked the public to avoid exposed coastal areas and to secure items outdoors which might be vulnerable to high winds.
Storm Brendan is expected to batter the county between 5.00am on Monday and 9 o’clock that night with southerly winds reaching mean speeds in Kerry of 65 to 80km/h and gusts of up to 130km/h anticipated.
There is a significant risk of coastal flooding due to the combination of high spring tides and storm surge.
Kerry County Council said motorists should take extreme care on all roads and be mindful of the strong likelihood of debris, fallen trees and branches and fallen power lines.
The council is closely monitoring the situation and will provide updates and further advisories through the local media and its social media channels as well as on its website, www.kerrycoco.ie.
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