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Status Red - Wind warning for Clare from 8:00 p.m. this evening

26 April 2019

Clare County Council is asking members of the public to stay indoors and to avoid all travel from 8.00 p.m. to 11.00 p.m. tonight after Met Éireann issued a Red Level warning for County Clare.

Met Éireann says north-westerly winds, associated with Storm Hannah, will reach mean speeds in excess of 80km/h with violent gusts of 130 to 150 km/h for a time this evening. The most severe winds will gradually ease as the night goes on.

A Status Orange Wind warning for Clare will be in effect from 4.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. this evening and again from 11.00 p.m. tonight until 1.00 a.m. tomorrow morning.

Clare County Council is urging the public not to travel during the Red Level warning period (8-11pm) and says that overnight travel thereafter should only be undertaken if absolutely necessary. Organisers of events taking place in County Clare this evening are being advised to postpone events in the interests of public safety due.

Clare County Council’s Crisis Management Team will continue to meet during Friday. Clare County Council crews will commence any clear-up operations once the Red Level warning period has expired. Motorists are advised to drive with extreme caution during Saturday morning as road debris arising from the storm is expected.

The Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience will be closed to the public from 3.00 p.m. today until tomorrow, Saturday (27 April 2019).

Further Information on www.met.ie/warnings

Page last updated: 26/04/19

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