A person has been injured after a tree fell on a car in Monasterevin during Hurricane Ophelia.
Portarlington Fire Services has responded to a road traffic collision at Monasterevin where a tree has fallen on a car, one person has been removed to Portlaoise General Hospital.
The gender of the status of the injured person are not yet known.
Kildare County Council, Laois County Council, An Garda Siochana and HSE Crisis Management Team wish to strongly advise that all members of the public should remain indoors.
"Under no circumstances should anybody leave their property or travel on the roads," warned the team.
Met Éireann has warned that winds from the south will get stronger in the coming hours in the midlands.