Storm Jorge - status ORANGE from 3pm 29.02.20
Sat, 29 Feb 2020 15:29:00 GMT
Statement – Galway County Council
Storm Jorge (Hor-Hay) Status ORANGE Weather Warning
Issued Saturday 29th February 2020 @ 15:15
Valid from 15:00 Saturday 29/02/2020 to 23:59 Saturday 29/02/2020
Met Éireann have issued an Status ORANGE wind warning for Galway from 15:00 Saturday 29/02/2020 to 23:59 Saturday 29/02/2020
Update: Severe winds associated with Storm Jorge (Hor-Hay) will continue. Southwest winds veering westerly will reach mean speeds of 65 to 80km/h with gusts of 110km/h to 130km/h at times through the rest of the period. Winds will gradually ease from the south through the evening as the storm centre drifts away northeastwards. There continues to be an elevated risk of coastal flooding.
Status Yellow rainfall warning for Galway valid from 15:00 Friday 28/02/2020 to 23:59 Saturday 29/02/2020.
Further heavy showers of rain or snow, with a continuing risk of flooding due to already saturated ground and elevated river levels.
The strong winds and heavy rainfall currently being experienced are making driving conditions hazardous and drivers need to take extreme care and watch out cyclists and pedestrians and for the potential of flying debris, flood water, fallen trees and powerlines. Motorists are asked to avoid coastal routes, to make alternative route plans where possible and avoid making unnecessary journeys. Do not drive through flood water unless you are sure your vehicle is able to get through it.
Given this Status ORANGE weather alert, members of the public are advised to take precautions to stay safe and are reminded to make contact with elderly or vulnerable neighbours. For ongoing updates please check national and local media outlets, the Council’s twitter feed, @GalwayCoCo and Met Eireann updates at www.met.ie
Galway County Council - Out of Hours Number is 091-509069
For Emergencies please contact the National Emergency Services at 999 and 112
Galway County Council Crisis Management Team are continuing to monitor these current weather conditions as they change throughout this storm event.
The Council is making sand bags available for collection by those whose properties are in vulnerable areas, please contact your local area office, during office hours (9am – 5pm): Out of Hours Number is 091-509069
Athenry/Oranmore: 091 - 509088
Ballinasloe North & South: 091 - 509074
Conamara North (Clifden): 091 - 509095
Conamara South (An Cheathrú Rua): 091 - 509060
Loughrea: 091 - 509166
Gort: 091 – 509065 (Sand bags can be collected from Gort Salt Barn, Kinincha Road Gort)
Portumna: 090 - 9741019
Tuam: 091 - 509011