Advisory: Check on neighbours, charge phones – be vigilant.


As the country prepares to deal with the onset of Storm Lorenzo, the National Emergency Coordination Group wants to inform the public that local authorities are continuing to prepare for its effect and are taking preventative actions where necessary.

The public is advised to monitor news and other local sources of information.

People are advised to stay away from coastal areas due to high seas.

Driving conditions are expected to be hazardous, especially for cyclists, pedestrians, motorcyclists, and high-sided vehicles.

Road users should pay particular attention to the risk posed by fallen trees and flying debris. Heavy showers of rain could lead to spot flooding.

People are also being urged to check on isolated or vulnerable neighbours and family members before the onset of the storm, and once the worst of the storm conditions have passed.

People should be extra vigilant and aware of the risk potentially posed by trees in high wind events. The most widespread and potentially dangerous consequence of high wind is the risk of trees breaking or falling, possibly bringing down live power lines, posing a danger to motorists and pedestrians in the vicinity.

People are advised to prepare for the arrival of the storm, including ensuring their mobile phone is fully charged.

ESB Networks will advise customers of estimated times for the restoration of power in affected areas from tomorrow. This information can be accessed via the Powercheck app and on 1850 372 999.

Irish Water has advised that any loss of supply should be reported to their customer care centre number – 1850 278 278.

The public is again reminded to monitor Met Éireann forecasts for their area and to be aware of the weather conditions and to heed safety warnings. Information is available across social media platforms and other traditional media sources.