Weather Warning - Storm Brendan
Met Eireann have issued an ORANGE weather alert for Kerry, effective from 7am to 3pm on Monday 13th January.
As Storm Brendan tracks to the northwest of Ireland, southerly winds will reach mean speeds of 65 to 80 km/h with gusts of 110 to 130 km/h, highest in coastal areas. There is also a significant risk of coastal flooding due to the combination of high spring tides and storm surge.
Heavy, possibly thundery and squally rain is also forecast, which may lead to localized flooding on the road network.
Kerry County Council Severe Weather Crisis Management Team met this morning and have issued the following advice:-
i) The public should avoid exposed coasts and high ground, if possible, until the Orange Weather Alert has passed
ii) Motorists should be mindful of falling debris, strong cross winds and the possibility of localised flooding on exposed areas.
iii) Property owners are advised to secure their property (hoardings, signage, bins etc.) to ensure that it does not pose a risk to others.
Kerry County Council crews are on standby to respond to any emergency and the Council can be contacted on 066-7183588 to report any issues
Power outages may be expected and can be reported to ESB Networks at 1850 372 999
Further updates will be provided on local and social media and on our website www.kerrycoco.ie