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13/01/19 Donegal County Council in heightened state of readiness for Storm Brendan


Met Éireann have issued an Orange Severe Weather Warning for high winds for Donegal, Leitrim, Galway, Mayo, and Sligo. Southerly winds will reach mean speeds of 65 – 80 km/h with gusts of up to 130km/h. These winds are expected from 5.00am until approximately 9.00pm on Monday 13th January. 


Storm Brendan is expected to affect the west coast early on Monday morning and then transfer across the country during the morning bringing stormy conditions and heavy and possibly intense rainfall countrywide with localised flooding possible. There is a significant risk of coastal flooding occurring in the Northwest due to the high Spring Tides and projected storm surge that is also forecasted.

The Pier Carpark in Donegal Town has been closed from 6pm on Sunday evening until 8.00am on Tuesday morning as a precaution to potential coastal flooding in Donegal Town.


Donegal County Council have activated their Severe Weather Assessment Team and are monitoring and reviewing the evolving situation.


All Council resources are at a heightened state of readiness in preparation for the incoming storm.

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