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16/10/2017 - Statement from Donegal County Council on Storm Ophelia


Donegal County Council has established Crisis Management arrangements from its Headquarters in Lifford, to manage and monitor the local response to Storm Ophelia based on the most up to date advice from the National Directorate for Fire and Emergency Management.  


The Council is asking all members of the public to follow the advice to avoid non-essential travel and remain indoors and to heed the advice from local and national media.   These updates are being carried on the Council’s social media outlets.


The Council will close its offices for all non-essential services from 12.45pm today.


Given the nature of the storms and the dangers likely to be encountered, the Council will be deploying crews where it is safe to do so, where requests for assistance are reported.   


The Council may be contacted on the following numbers


  • 074 9153900 until 5pm, and


  • 074 9172288 after 5pm


Life threatening emergencies should be reported to the emergency services on 999 or 112.  


We will have customer service staff available throughout the evening.  


You can keep up to date by following Donegal County Council on Facebook or on Twitter @DonegalCouncil #StormOphelia

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