Limerick storm update

12/02/2014 17:30

Limerick City and County Council, in conjunction with the HSE and An Garda Siochána, are continuing to coordinate the emergency response to hundreds of incidents arising from the severe weather.

The major emergency co-ordination structure has been enacted as a result of the storm force winds which have caused structural damage throughout Limerick City and County.

According to Paul Crowe, Director of Services, Limerick City and County Council: “We are advising the public to avoid making any unnecessary journeys as the strong winds are expected to continue into the night-time hours. Motorists are also advised that most roads throughout the City and County are affected by fallen trees and other debris.”

“Individually each agency is following their own emergency procedures. All agencies are stretched but operating within capacity. The Munster Regional Communications centre which is the fire service call centre for the Munster region is being supported by the West and East Regional communications centres,” added Mr. Crowe.

Members of the public wishing to report storm damage of an emergency nature are advised to ring the emergency services on 999.

Last update:12/02/2014