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Hurricane Ophelia has prompted a series of safety measures from the Emergency Coordination Group.

Council sets up emergency helpline for Hurricane Ophelia

 

Clare County Council has established an emergency helpline (1890-252943) to deal with requests for assistance from the public in relation to fallen trees, blocked roads, flooding and other non-life threatening incidences.

This helpline has been established in response to the ongoing threat of severe weather affecting Clare during Monday as a result of Hurricane Ophelia.

Members of the public with water services queries should contact the Irish Water helpline number on 1850 278 278.

Clare’s principal emergency response agencies are advising members of the public and services providers to avoid any non-urgent travel due to the Red Alert weather warning in place.

The council, An Garda Síochána and the HSE have discussed the necessary plans for responding to the Status Red weather warning.

Meanwhile, the council has confirmed that all local authority public buildings and facilities, including Áras Contae an Chláir, Area Offices, Civic Amenity sites, leisure facilities, library branches and visitor attractions, closed at 11.00 am.

The local authority response to the severe weather will continue to be operated from Áras Contae an Chláir.

The public are advised that all updates from County Clare will be posted on Twitter (@clarecoco) and Clare County Council’s weather emergency website (www.clarecoconotices.ie).

 

Dan Danaher

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