Time, once again, to batten down the hatches

The state of the road at Loo Bridge which collapsed during Storm Ciara.
Source: Kerry County Council Twitter

DENNIS is expected to prove a right menace in Kerry this weekend with wild weather predicted as the county braces itself to take another battering.

Just a week after Storm Ciara did its best – causing a landslide in Kilgarvan that will inconvenience motorists for weeks – Storm Dennis is on its way and Met Éireann had predicted that it will be very windy and very wet throughout the weekend.

Flooding is anticipated in many areas and the public has been warned to prepare for damaging gusts and, quite probably, some power outages.

A Yellow Alert has been issued for early this Saturday morning with gusts of up to 100km/h in exposed coastal areas and on high ground. The alert will l stay in place until 8 o’clock tomorrow night at the earliest.

Met Éireann said very disturbed weather will remain through the rest of the weekend, with Sunday also expected to be very windy and wet with storm conditions in Atlantic coastal counties.

There will be widespread heavy rain and hail showers with thundery downpours at times.

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