Storm Eunice Status Orange Weather Warning issued for Carlow

Met Éireann have issued a status orange weather warning for Carlow from 03:00 until 11:00 tomorrow Friday 18th February. Storm Eunice will bring north-westerly winds reaching mean speeds in excess of 80km/h with severe or damaging gusts in excess of 130km/h. This event will likely cause structural damage and significant surface water flooding throughout the county and, in such an instance, people are advised to undertake essential travel journeys only.

With severe and damaging gusts predicted for a time, Carlow County Council advises the public:

• All road users should be aware of the hazardous travelling conditions, motorists should slow down and be aware of the dangers of fallen trees and debris.
• As conditions will vary throughout the event, people need to take account of the local conditions and advice from their Local Authority.
• The public are warned electricity wires are always live, never approach. If you see fallen or damaged wires, keep clear and phone ESB Networks immediately on 1800 372 999
• Members of the public should not attempt to carry out repairs to storm damage or clear fallen trees until such time as the storm has passed.

For all non-fire emergencies, members of the public can contact Carlow County Council’s Customer Service Desk / Out of Hours on 059 – 9170300
Special Storm Eunice Out of Hours on 059 – 9170302

For out of hours Homeless Services and Cold Weather for rough sleeping or vulnerable persons please phone 059 9135229.

Please note Powerstown Civic Amenity Site and Recycling Facility & Kernanstown Recycling Centre will be closed to the public on Friday 18th February due to the forecasted severe weather.

Carlow Town Park, Oak Park Forest Park, Tullow Park & Ducketts Grove will be closed to the public for the duration of Friday 18th February.

Please note the following emergency contact numbers below:
Emergency 999 or 112
Irish Water Emergency 1850 278 278
ESB Networks 1800 372 999
Gas Networks Ireland 1850 205 050

Carlow County Council will be monitoring the situation for any changes in the weather forecast and will issue further updates. In addition, please check Met Éireann for updates.