Storm Babet – Status Orange Weather Warning for Waterford

The public is advised that Storm Babet will bring spells of heavy rain and blustery east to southeast winds at times. The Met Éireann warning is valid until 1pm tomorrow (Wednesday, October 18th).

Fergus Galvin, Director of Services with Waterford City and County Council has urged the public to exercise caution.  “With the possibility of blustery winds and heavy rainfall, driving conditions will be difficult, as there is the risk of localised flooding, fallen branches and poor visibility, all which will make journeys hazardous.

“Waterford City and County Council’s severe weather management team has met this morning and is continually monitoring the situation. Ground crews are on stand-by to deal with any issues that may arise, such as localised flooding, blocked drains, gulley overflows, etc. We would urge the public to heed all public safety advice and avoid unnecessary journeys until Storm Babet has receded.”

The Prom in Tramore will be closed from 4pm this afternoon, coinciding with high tide and the risk of wave overtopping.

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.

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

Waterford City and County Council advises the public to:

  • 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.
  • 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


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