Tipperary Upgraded to Status Orange Weather Warning


County Tipperary and County Limerick have a status orange wind warning from 3am tomorrow morning until 11am on Friday morning.

Severe and damaging winds are forecast in this warning.

The Road Safety Authority is asking those in areas affected by an Orange Weather Warning to consider postponing their journey until the storm has passed.

Schools in seven countries of Cork and Kerry, which are under a Red wind warning, and Donegal, Mayo, Sligo, Leitrim and Roscommon under an Orange snow warning will be closed tomorrow.

In all other counties, schools can open subject to local conditions.

Tipperary fire and rescue service has advised that storm warnings are not limited by county boundaries.

They advise that any garden items too large to store should be carefully stored.

Householders are advised to have flashlights and battery operated candles at the ready in the event that power supplies are disrupted.

People are also advised to have phones fully charged before the storm and to stock up on fuels and food especially for any elderly person so that they may not feel the need to leave home during the storm.

Drivers are advised to restrict travel and to be vigilant at all times for debris and spot flooding.