Mayo County Council Weather Warning

Posted in Connect on January 10, 2020.


Mayo County Council have issued a weather warning effective from 3pm today to Saturday 11th 3pm .This means that the flood emergency plan has come into operation and arrangements are being put in place in areas of the County that may be at higher risk.

The announcement of the weather alert comes as a result of Met Eireann’s Status yellow rainfall warning for Connacht and Donegal and a yellow wind warning for Donegal, Galway, Mayo and Kerry. Coastal areas are at highest risk from coastal flooding and storm damage.

Heavy rainfall is forecast over the 24-hour period and with elevated water levels and ground saturation following recent high rainfall, the risk of flooding is likely

The local flood preparedness plans are activated across the municipal district areas. Details of proposed road closures and or diversions will be published as they are agreed if required.

The offices of Mayo County Council will remain open as normal today, Friday 10th January and Mayo County Council crews will be deployed to areas where assistance is needed.  Out of hours arrangements are in place in each of the districts by calling the following numbers

Belmullet 097 81004

Westport 098 50400

Ballina 096 76100

Ballinrobe 094 954 1029

Castlebar 094 906 4000

Claremorris 094 937 2310

We are urging the general public to be careful as they go about their daily routines. Should you need to travel, extreme care should be exercised mindful of the conditions.  Please be aware of the potential of fallen trees, branches, electricity wires, debris on the roads and walk-ways and flooding in certain areas.

In the event of Flash flooding and/or fallen trees, we will endeavour to address the matter as soon as is possible mindful of the safety of our Staff. A list of any roads/areas where fallen trees are reported will be published online and on social media channels.

Coastal areas pose a very high risk currently from wind and high seas. Please exercise extreme caution in these areas.

We would like to assure the public that Mayo County Council will update you with further information as appropriate over next 24 hours and would request the co-operation of the Public until such time as the warnings are removed.

 

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