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Preparations for Storm Lorenzo

In response to the approach of Storm Lorenzo, Met Éireann has issued a nationwide status yellow weather warning for strong winds and heavy rainfall.

This warning is valid from Thursday 03 October 2019 09:00 to Friday 04 October 2019 09:00.

County Westmeath is forecast to experience the effects of Storm Lorenzo primarily from lunchtime Thursday to Friday morning, with heavy rain during Thursday night.

A status yellow warning indicates weather that does not pose a threat to the general population but is potentially dangerous on a localised scale.

Be aware about meteorological conditions and check if you are exposed to danger by nature of your activity or your specific location. Do not take any avoidable risks.

Westmeath County Council has assessed the situation and preparations are in place to address localised issues.

Council crews will be on standby to respond to incidents as and when the need arises.

An emergency number is available outside of office hours and can be accessed through 044 9332000.

Content Last Updated/Reviewed: 02/10/2019