DONEGAL County Council’s Severe Weather Assessment Team is currently monitoring Storm Atiyah in preparation for Sunday. Met Eireann has issued a status Orange Wind warning for Donegal and all counties along the western seaboard from 9am on Sunday until 6am on Monday.
Storm Atiyah will track between Iceland and Ireland on Sunday generating a swathe of very strong winds across the country and it is forecasted that southwesterly winds later veering northwesterly will reach mean speeds of 65 to 80 km/h with gusts from 110 to 130km/h.
Met Eireann also advises that due to a combination of high seas and storm surge there is a possibility of coastal flooding.
In a statement this afternoon the Local Authority said: “Donegal County Council’s Severe Weather Assessment Team is currently monitoring the advice from the National Directorate for Fire and Emergency Management (NDFEM) and weather forecasts from Met Éireann and plans will be put in place accordingly.
“The Council is urging the public to keep up to date with the weather forecasts to take the necessary precautions to stay safe and protect property during this weather event.”
During office hours you can contact the Council on 074 91 53900 and in the event of an out of hours emergency call 074 91 72288.