It’s going to be stormy

Storm Ciara

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Crisis management teams will finalise plans today ahead of the arrival of Storm Barra.

Strong winds, storm surges and power outages are expected in parts of the west and south through tomorrow.

A Status Orange Wind Warning takes effect from 6am for Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick and Galway, and is due to last 24 hours.

Local Authorities have activated their Crisis Management Teams and Local Co-ordination Groups ahead of the anticipated impact of the storm.

Coastal flood defences are being put in place, with the west of Ireland set to take the brunt of the storm.

The public are being advised to stay away from all coastal areas for the duration of the Met Éireann warnings.

All road users should be aware of the hazardous traveling conditions, and only necessary journeys should be undertaken. High sided vehicles are particularly vulnerable during this time.

People are being asked to take account of the local conditions and advice from their Local Authority.

If there are fallen or damaged wires, keep clear and phone ESB Networks immediately on 1800 372 999