Tipp Co Co – ‘no significant issues’ from Storm Lorenzo


The National Emergency Coordination Group has said that during the course of Storm Lorenzo’s path up the west coast and across the country, a wind speed high of 89km/h was recorded, with gusts reaching 107km/h.

As it made its way up the Atlantic off the west coast, waves as high as 12 meters were recorded. High sea surges resulted in limited coastal flooding.

40mm of rain was also recorded over a 24-hour period in the North-West.

No major incidents were reported, nor were there any reports of injuries to members of the public or the emergency services.

There was very little damage or destruction of property.

Tipperary County Council’s Severe Weather Team also met this morning and a review of the overall impact of the storm showed that it wasn’t as bad as was feared.

There were ‘a few incidents’ of fallen trees, ‘but no significant issues reported across the county’.

The council has thanked the public for their co-operation throughout the course of the severe weather event.