Ex-Hurricane Ophelia – Carlow Co Council Update at 7.30pm on Monday, 16th October 2017.
Whilst the Met Eireann Status Red Alert remains in place, the worst of the storm has now passed and continues to abate
The forecast for tomorrow is for bright and cool conditions with sunny spells.
The Council’s Crisis Management Team met again at 6.30pm this evening to assess the current status and to agree its plans in advance of tomorrow morning.
A number of Water Treatment Plants throughout the county have been effected due to loss of power with resultant depletion in reservoir levels. The public are requested to conserve water. Tankered water supplies will be arranged tomorrow to provide water to areas of the county where power supplies have not been restored.
The public are advised to remain indoors where possible tonight, however, where travel is urgent and unavoidable, extreme caution should be taken as it is not possible to ensure that all roads will be cleared before daylight tomorrow. Please be vigilant for fallen power lines and trees down throughout the county.
As per regular ESB warnings, people should stay away from fallen power lines as they may be live. If you become aware of any emergency situation involving power lines call the ESB immediately on 1850 372 999 or +353 21 2382410 … 24hrs/7days service. This service to be used only in the event of imminent danger. For outages please log same on the ESB website https://www.esbnetworks.ie/power-outages-updates/report-a-power-outage
People should continue to check on vulnerable and isolated neighbours
Further updates, where required, will be provided through local media and on the Council’s social media channels.
DEDICATED PHONE LINE
The Dedicated phone line is being stood down from 7.30pm this evening
After 7.30pm this evening, emergency calls in relation to weather-related issues should be made to the normal Council Out of Hours number of 059 9170300 where instructions will guide people through to the Council’s Out-of-Hours call service.