17 Aug 2022

Storm Barra in Kildare: Warning to secure wheelie bins and trampolines

Storm Barra in Kildare: Warning to secure wheelie bins and trampolines


People have been urged to ensure that outdoor furniture is secure as Storm Barra hits Kildare and the eastern region. 

Dublin Fire Brigade also advised that items such as trampolines and wheelie bins must be put in sheds or otherwise made safe from being blown or pushed around.

The fire service also asked people to check in with vulnerable friends and neighbours to ensure they have everything they need. 

A Yellow Wind Warning is in place for Kildare until 6pm tomorrow with widespread mean speeds of 50 to 65 km/h and gusts of 90 to 110 km/h with localised stronger winds likely.

Heavy rain will also bring risks of surface flooding. Disruption to power and travel are likely.

But an Orange Weather Warning is in place until 1pm today for neighbouring counties of DUBLIN, WICKLOW and EAST MEATH with severe or damaging gusts of 100 to 130 km/h.

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