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WEATHER AND FLOOD ASSESSMENT UPDATE ISSUED AT 16:30 11TH OCTOBER 2018

Cork City Council’s Severe Weather Assessment Team (SWAT) met this afternoon to discuss measures for the onset of Storm Callum, due to make landfall tonight at approximately 22:00. 

The Status Orange Wind Warning from Met Éireann remains in effect for Cork. 

High tide for Cork City is due at 19:56 this evening and at 8:15 tomorrow morning.   Traffic restrictions will come into effect from 5 p.m. this evening in Crosses Green, Wandesford Quay, Frenche’s Quay, Morrison’s Island and Union Quay, as there is a risk of spot flooding on the road and in parking spaces in these areas due to high tides and a forecasted tidal surge.  These restrictions will remain in place until 10 a.m. tomorrow morning and will be reviewed as the storm front progresses. 

Cork City Fire Brigade and Tree Crews will be on standby overnight as high winds are expected.  The public is advised to report any fallen trees by telephoning the Emergency Services on 999 or 112. 

Drivers are asked to adhere to the Road Safety Authority’s advice to exercise caution while using the roads during the high winds.  (see: http://www.rsa.ie/Utility/News/2018/) 

Cyclists and pedestrians are advised to take extra care and to beware of potential hazards from falling slates and debris. 

The SWAT will convene a teleconference tonight at 22:00 to assess the impact of this evening’s high tide and the progression of the storm front.

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