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Flood risk for vulnerable areas in Kildare

The ESB tackle problems in the aftermath of Wednesday's storm. Photo: Jimmy Fullam

The ESB tackle problems in the aftermath of Wednesday's storm. Photo: Jimmy Fullam

Kildare County Council is urging home owners and businesses living in vulnerable flood areas to take precautions as heavy rainfall and high winds are forecast this evening, Friday February 14.

“Generally, the public should avoid flooded areas and walkways close to watercourses. Given the weather conditions that have prevailed in recent days people are asked to check on elderly and vulnerable neighbours who may need assistance,” it reiterated.

“Kildare County Council crews have now dealt with issues arising from Wednesday evening’s storm. However, motorists and pedestrians should continue to be vigilant as trees and branches may be unstable as a result of the high winds and significant rainfall over recent weeks. Further winds could result in fallen trees, branches and debris on roads, so care will be needed, particularly after dark, should bad weather conditions be experienced this evening and tonight. The Council’s Crisis Management Team met this afternoon and will continue to monitor the situation over the coming days,” it concluded.

 

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