Storm Ciara Update – 499 homes without power in Letterkenny

first_img Google+ Flooding is being reported at Islandmore on the Foyle close to Lifford, caution being advised in the area.Islandmore pics – Eileen Mc LaughlinAs Storm Ciara continues to hit Donegal, there are now 317 homes without power in Letterkenny, 91 in Gortlee and 226 in Ballyraine. ESB networks are estimating power should be restored at 5pm or shortly afterwards.Earlier, there were almost 2,500 homes and businesses without power in Letterkenny, with the outage centred in the Gortlee area.Meanwhile, Donegal County Council is urging ongoing caution, with an orange wind warning in place until noon, and yellow warnings in place until tonight.The council’s severe Weather Assessment Team has been meeting in response to Storm Ciara and are continuing to monitor local conditions closely as the storm progresses.In its latest statement, the council says”The public is being asked to be vigilant with regards to falling trees and debris.  Heavy rain may overwhelm drains and gullies leading to surface flooding and property owners and occupiers are being asked to check drains and gullies for potential blockages.Sea surges are forecasted along the west coast of up to 1.0m and spring tides are also due from Saturday through to Wednesday. The public are being asked to be extra vigilant along the coast.  The Irish Coast Guard is advising the public along coastal areas to ‘Stay back, stay high and stay dry’.The Council is asking property owners and occupiers of properties in areas susceptible to coastal flooding to be vigilant. Motorists are being asked to take extra care while driving during stormy weather and to be extra vigilant of cyclists and pedestrians and to be mindful of the risk of falling trees and debris.There is also a risk of power outages and the public are being asked to be prepared and to check on elderly or vulnerable family and neighbours to make sure they are safe and warm. Donegal County Councils Severe Weather Assessment Team will continue to monitor the situation and all Council Services are in a state of readiness as is the norm.The Council can be contacted during normal business hours on 074 91 53900 and in the event of an out of hours emergency the Council’s Road Service can be contacted on 074 91 72288.  For emergencies requiring the assistance of the Fire Service call 999 or 112.You can keep up to date on conditions by signing up for free alerts to your phone by registering at www.mapalerter.com/donegal or by following Donegal County Council on Facebook Previous articleDonegal v Galway Double Header LIVE on HighlandNext articleInishowen Football League Results 09/02/2020 News Highland By News Highland – February 9, 2020 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook Facebook Pinterest Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Twitter Twittercenter_img Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApp Storm Ciara Update – 499 homes without power in Letterkenny Google+ Homepage BannerNews Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows last_img read more

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