Kildare County Council's Severe Weather Assessment Team met at 2pm this afternoon to discuss the current Status Yellow level weather warning in Kildare for Storm Callum.
The Council said its response teams including roads, water, fire, civil defence are on standby to deal with the impact of high winds from 12 midnight to 9am and putting in place the clean-up operation following the Storm.
Yellow Warnings can average Wind Speeds between 50 and 65 km/h and Gusts between 90 and 110 km/h.
Common potential hazards include power cuts due to fallen electricity lines or blocked roads due to fallen trees.
The Peter McVerry Trust, on behalf of Kildare County Council will be putting the Cold Weather Initiative for the county into operation to provide shelter for people sleeping rough during the severe weather conditions and the Freephone Number for this service is 1800 804 307.
For more information about being prepared for adverse weather conditions, visit http://kildare.ie/CountyCouncil/EmergencyNewsandInformation
Motorists are urged to continue to exercise caution on all roads when driving.
Further updates will be published on the website http://kildare.ie/countycouncil including Facebook and Twitter.
Kildare County Council Contact information
During office hours - 045 980200
Out of hours - 1890 500 333
Homeless out of hours – 1800 804 307
For more information about being prepared for adverse weather conditions, visit: http://kildare.ie/CountyCouncil/EmergencyNewsandInformation
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