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Storm update sparks fears lives could be lost

Kerry County Council Chief Executive, Moira Murrell, chairing a Kerry Local Coordination Group briefing session. Picture courtesy of Kerry County Council

 

MET Éireann has tonight warned that the violent storm expected to hit Kerry tomorrow morning poses a potential risk to lives.

Ex-Hurricane Ophelia is forecast to track directly over the country from 6.00am with violent and destructive gusts forecast with all areas at risk.

Kerry and other parts of the south west will be worst hit in the morning and eastern counties in the afternoon. Heavy rain and storm surges along some coasts will result in serious flooding.
The latest warning was issued just after 8 o’clock tonight.

The Kerry Local Coordination Group, involving Kerry County Council, the HSE, Gardaí, the ambulance service, fire officers and the Civil Defence have put the county emergency plan in place and the public has been urged to heed all warning and adhere to the advice being offered.

An emergency contact number is available on 066-7183588.

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