STORM BARRA – Carlow County Council Update 8th December 2021
YELLOW WIND AND RAIN WARNING FOR CARLOW AHEAD OF STORM BARRA
Met Eireann has this morning removed the Yellow wind and rain warning for County Carlow as the damaging effects of Storm Barra have thankfully passed.
Carlow County Council is aware of a number of locations of fallen trees and debris together with localised spot flooding across County Carlow as a result of Storm Barra.
Council crews have commenced clean up arrangements this morning and this operation will continue throughout the day and over the coming days.
Motorists are advised to drive with caution during heavy rain, not to drive through flood waters and be conscious of cyclists and pedestrians. All road users need to exercise extreme caution over the coming days, as roadside boundaries and vegetation could have become dislodged and loose during the storm and may cause a hazard for road users.
The repair and recovery stage of a storm is often the most difficult and dangerous time particularly for those living alone or for those who need to carry out storm damage repairs. People may be tempted to climb a ladder to check damage or to use equipment they do not ordinarily use, such as a chainsaw, as they attempt to clear up the damage. Members of the public are urged to exercise extreme caution.