Limerick City and County Council has convened its Severe Weather Assessment Team following Met Éireann’s weather advisory regarding the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia.
Met Éireann has issued a Status Yellow Weather Advisory for Ireland as an Atlantic storm from the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia moves northwards close to Ireland.
The advisory states: “There is still a high degree of uncertainty regarding the exact track and evolution of the storm. However, storm force winds, heavy rain and high seas are threatened. Met Éireann will continue to monitor this storm and will issue appropriate warnings as required.”
The advisory is valid from 6am on Mon 16 Oct 2017 to 6am on Tue 17 Oct.
As a precaution Limerick City and County Council has activated flood defence barriers along the city quays and in Foynes and will continue to monitor the situation over the weekend.
The local authority is urging people to be careful close to open water and mindful of strong winds.
For more information about being prepared for adverse weather conditions, visit www.winterready.ie.
Limerick City and County Council has also been in contact with the HSE and Gardaí, part of the #LKWorkingTogether group.