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11
October
2018

Council continues preparations for Storm Callum

Council continues preparations for Storm Callum

PRESS RELEASE


October 11, 2018





Fingal County Council is continuing its preparations for Storm Callum which is now expected to hit the Dublin region at midnight and last until 09:00 tomorrow morning.

Council Crews spent the morning filling sandbags and deploying them to areas along the coastline which are vulnerable to flooding. Sandbags are also being distributed from the Council’s depots at Watery Lane in Swords; Coolmine in Dublin 15 and Fancourt in Balbriggan.

The Council has activated its Crisis Management Team and Severe Weather Alert Team in response to the Status Orange Severe Weather Warning issued by Met Eireann and crews have been put on stand-by to mobilise early tomorrow morning if required. Volunteers attached to Fingal County Council’s Emergency Management Unit have also been placed on stand-by.

The Crisis Management Team had a conference call at 13:00 today, which was chaired by Chief Executive Paul Reid, and will convene again at 18:30 this evening.


Fingal County Council will monitor the situation as Storm Callum passes through and will post updates as required through our usual communications channels including the Fingal Alerts App and the Alerts section on our website www.fingal.ie as well as our Facebook and @fingalcoco Twitter accounts.

Members of the public can submit reports of issues in their area as a result of Storm Callum to www.fixyourstreet.ie or by calling 01-8905000. These reports will be logged and assessed.

Reports of people sleeping rough this evening should be posted online at http://www.homelessdublin.ie/report-rough-sleeper

Citizens are requested to exercise extreme caution between the hours of 00:00 and 09:00 tomorrow and to be mindful of the threat posed along the coast during this time as well the danger from fallen trees and other debris caused by winds which are expected to gust to between 110 and 130kmh


ENDS


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Written by: Fingal County Council Categories: Severe Weather Warning, Fingal County Council

11
October
2018

Council continues preparations for Storm Callum

Council continues preparations for Storm Callum

PRESS RELEASE


October 11, 2018





Fingal County Council is continuing its preparations for Storm Callum which is now expected to hit the Dublin region at midnight and last until 09:00 tomorrow morning.

Council Crews spent the morning filling sandbags and deploying them to areas along the coastline which are vulnerable to flooding. Sandbags are also being distributed from the Council’s depots at Watery Lane in Swords; Coolmine in Dublin 15 and Fancourt in Balbriggan.

The Council has activated its Crisis Management Team and Severe Weather Alert Team in response to the Status Orange Severe Weather Warning issued by Met Eireann and crews have been put on stand-by to mobilise early tomorrow morning if required. Volunteers attached to Fingal County Council’s Emergency Management Unit have also been placed on stand-by.

The Crisis Management Team had a conference call at 13:00 today, which was chaired by Chief Executive Paul Reid, and will convene again at 18:30 this evening.


Fingal County Council will monitor the situation as Storm Callum passes through and will post updates as required through our usual communications channels including the Fingal Alerts App and the Alerts section on our website www.fingal.ie as well as our Facebook and @fingalcoco Twitter accounts.

Members of the public can submit reports of issues in their area as a result of Storm Callum to www.fixyourstreet.ie or by calling 01-8905000. These reports will be logged and assessed.

Reports of people sleeping rough this evening should be posted online at http://www.homelessdublin.ie/report-rough-sleeper

Citizens are requested to exercise extreme caution between the hours of 00:00 and 09:00 tomorrow and to be mindful of the threat posed along the coast during this time as well the danger from fallen trees and other debris caused by winds which are expected to gust to between 110 and 130kmh


ENDS


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Written by: Fingal County Council Categories: Severe Weather Warning, Fingal County Council

11
October
2018

Forrest Rd, Swords, - Water Burst

Forrest Rd, Swords, - Water Burst

Fingal County Council – Water Burst, Thursday 11th October 2018.

Swords, Co. Dublin: Water burst now on the Forrest Road and Intersection with the L2300 Rd, Swords, from 8.45am until 12 noon today.

Areas affected:
• Boroimhe Estate and Environs;

We apologise for any inconvenience to consumers in the area.

Crews on site. Update due circa 12 noon.

Irish Water has been informed.

Water Services Admin Team
01-8906210 10 2018

Written by: Fingal County Council Categories: Water Disruptions, Fingal County Council

10
October
2018

Storm Callum

Storm Callum

Fingal County Council has activated its Crisis Management Team and Severe Weather Alert Team in response to the Status Orange Severe Weather Warning issued by Met Eireann which will run from 22:00 tomorrow night until 09:00 on Friday.

The Crisis Management Team had a conference call at 18:00 today which was chaired by Chief Executive Paul Reid. The next meeting is scheduled for 13:00 tomorrow.

At the moment Met Eireann is forecasting that strong winds coinciding with high spring tides will affect Ireland with winds gusting between 110 and 130 km/h along coasts. High Tide along the Fingal coast during this period will be at approximately 02:00 on Friday morning so there is the possibility of flooding in vulnerable areas.

Council crews will distribute sandbags tomorrow to areas along the coast where flooding might occur and details of sandbag distribution points will be available tomorrow from the Council’s Operations Team on the following numbers:

Balbriggan Swords: (01) 8905595/8905596 and Howth/Malahide: (01) 8906260

Reports of people sleeping rough tomorrow evening should be phoned to 1800 707 707 or posted online at http://www.homelessdublin.ie/report-rough-sleeper

Fingal County Council will monitor the situation as passes through and will post updates as required through our usual communications channels including the Fingal Alerts App and the Alerts section on our website www.fingal.ie as well as our Facebook and @fingalcoco Twitter accounts.

Volunteers attached to Fingal County Council’s Emergency Management Unit have been placed on stand-by.

Members of the public can submit reports of issues in their area as a result of to www.fixyourstreet.ie or by calling 01-8905000. These reports will be logged and assessed.



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10
October
2018

Severe Weather Warning for Wind for Fingal (from Thu. 11/10 @ 11PM)

Severe Weather Warning for Wind for Fingal (from Thu. 11/10 @ 11PM)

Alert message from Met Eireann:
Storm Callum: South to southeast winds will gust to between 100 and 130 km/h, strongest at the coast. Along with a spell of heavy rain and high tides, there is a risk of some coastal flooding.
  • Event: Severe Wind warning
  • Severity: Orange
  • Valid from: Thu. 11/10 @ 11PM
  • Valid to: Fri. 12/10 @ 8AM
  • Affected Areas: Dublin, Louth, Wexford, Wicklow, Meath and Waterford

No SMS was issued for this alert.

A Level Orange Severe Wind warning alert for Fingal has already been issued by SMS within the past 24 hours, so no SMS was issued this time around. It is likely that Met Eireann changed the start/end time of the weather warning from the original version and these updated start/end times are included above. The Council will only send an SMS if they havent already done so for a unique weather event within the previous 24 hours. Otherwise, follow up alerts with changed start/end times will be sent by email/app only.



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Written by: Fingal County Council Categories: Severe Weather Warning, Fingal County Council

10
October
2018

Severe Weather Warning for Wind for Fingal (from Thu. 11/10 @ 9PM)

Severe Weather Warning for Wind for Fingal (from Thu. 11/10 @ 9PM)

Alert message from Met Eireann:
Strong southeast, veering southwest, winds associated with Storm Callum, coinciding with high spring tides will affect Ireland on Thursday night and Friday morning. Winds will be strongest overnight and early on Friday, gusting between 110 and 130 km/h at coasts.
  • Event: Severe Wind warning
  • Severity: Orange
  • Valid from: Thu. 11/10 @ 9PM
  • Valid to: Fri. 12/10 @ 8AM
  • Affected Areas: Dublin, Louth, Wexford, Wicklow, Meath, Cork and Waterford


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