Storm Callum headed for Dublin’s Coastline-Orange Level warning in place

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An ‘Orange Level’ warning has been issued by Met Éireann in anticipation of Storm Callum which is expected to hit Dublin’s coastal towns tonight. Storm Callum is expected to have gusts of wind, being strongest at the coast, to be in the range 100-130kph, (62mph-80mph). The issue of an Orange level weather warning implies that all recipients in the affected areas should prepare themselves in an appropriate way for the anticipated conditions, to which one these is coastal flooding along with the strong gales and high tides.

The  Road Safety Authority (RSA) have issued the following reminder via their twitter account; “As Storm Callum approaches we are reminding road users in coastal areas to be cautious when out on the roads as there is a risk of flooding. If the road ahead is flooded choose another route, DO NOT attempt to drive through it”.

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI)  have tweeted “With poor weather conditions expected from Storm Callum we are reminding the public of the dangers of visiting exposed coastal areas and to adhere to the Irish Coast Guard’s core message of; Stay Back, Stay High, Stay Dry”

NewsFour appeals to the public to please be extra careful this evening and close all windows and doors and secure all outdoor furniture and bring in any items if not secured i.e potted plants from balconies etc.  before it’s too late.

By Paul Carton

Online Editor