Stay safe as Wexford prepares for Storm Brendan

Rosslare Harbour Lifeboat (Pic; Rosslare RNLI-Nigel Millard)

By Dan Walsh at Wexford County Council Headquarters. Wexford County Council’s Emergency Management Committee met at 10 am this morning to review the Council’s preparedness for Storm Brendan. The meeting was also attended by representatives of An Garda Siochána and ESB Networks.

Flood defence barriers are in place in Arthurstown, Ballyhack and are being erected in New Ross. This morning’s high tide did not present any issues and it is anticipated that this evening’s high tide will also pass without incident.

Council Roads crews are in place throughout the county and are equipped to deal with any incidents that may arise throughout the storm, such as wind-blown debris, fallen trees, etc. Items of heavy machinery (diggers, teleporters etc) are available to our crews if required.

Fallen ESB wires should be reported to ESB Networks on 1850 372999.

The public is requested to observe any road diversions that may be erected during the day.

The Council’s Fire Services and Civil Defence crews are on standby to assist should the need arise.

Advice to the public is to stay away from the coastline today, and if travelling, exercise extreme care on the roads and allow extra time for your journey.

Any incidents or issues can be reported for attention to Wexford County Council on 053 91 96000.

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