Limerick City and County Council is monitoring the progression of Storm Hannah as it approaches the country bringing strong winds and heavy rainfall.
Met Éireann has issued a State ORANGE Weather Warning for Limerick as well as Clare, Cork and Kerry and is valid from Friday 26 April 2019 from 4pm until 5am on Saturday 27 April.
It states: “Becoming stormy on Friday evening and overnight as Storm Hannah moves in. Southerly winds, later veering north westerly will reach mean speeds of 65-80 km/h with gusts of 110 to 130 km/h.”
Limerick City and County Council is monitoring the situation very closely and is urging motorists to drive with caution especially during the dark hours of the warning as the wind may have resulted in routes being blocked.
The local authority is also urging people to stay away from exposed coasts and river banks due to the high winds.
Limerick City and County Council has also been in contact with the HSE and Gardaí, part of the #LKWorkingTogether group, ahead of the arrival of Strom Hannah.