Storm Barra updates (7-12-21) 10:20am

#StormBarra

Waterford City and County Council wishes to advise of some flooding in Dungarvan along Davitts Quay, Cois Tra, the Lookout Carpark, Park Hotel Road, all due to wave overtopping.  No flooding to property with the exception of one car flooded at the Lookout. All receding now with falling tide.

Branches down throughout and small number of trees at Glendine Road, Mellary/Cappoquin Road.  However with increasing winds expected, the Council anticipates additional fallen trees throughout the day, so please exercise caution and only travel if necessary to do so.

Spot flooding and debris on the road network throughout Waterford City and County.

Members of the public can continue to contact Waterford City and County Council’s Customer Services Desks on 0818 10 20 20 during normal office hours after which calls will be transferred to the Council’s emergency services number or email contact@waterfordcouncil.ie

Please note the following emergency contact numbers below:Emergency 999/112Irish Water Emergency 1850 278 278ESB Networks 1800 372 999Gas Networks Ireland 1850 205 050

The Irish Coast Guard, Road Safety Authority, An Garda Síochána and Local Authorities have issued the following public safety advice:

·       Stay away from all coastal areas for the duration of the Met Éireann warnings

  • All road users should be aware of the hazardous travelling conditions, and only necessary journeys should be undertaken. Motorists should slow down and be aware of the dangers of fallen trees and debris. High sided vehicles are particularly vulnerable during this time.
  • As conditions will vary throughout the event, people need to take account of the local conditions and advice from their Local Authority.
  • The public are warned electricity wires are always live, never approach. If you see fallen or damaged wires, keep clear and phone ESB Networks immediately on 1800 372 999/021 238 2410
  • Should red level warnings be issued, the public are advised to shelter in place for the duration of the warning.

-ENDS-

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