10
October
2018

Storm Callum

Storm Callum

Fingal County Council has activated its Crisis Management Team and Severe Weather Alert Team in response to the Status Orange Severe Weather Warning issued by Met Eireann which will run from 22:00 tomorrow night until 09:00 on Friday.

The Crisis Management Team had a conference call at 18:00 today which was chaired by Chief Executive Paul Reid. The next meeting is scheduled for 13:00 tomorrow.

At the moment Met Eireann is forecasting that strong winds coinciding with high spring tides will affect Ireland with winds gusting between 110 and 130 km/h along coasts. High Tide along the Fingal coast during this period will be at approximately 02:00 on Friday morning so there is the possibility of flooding in vulnerable areas.

Council crews will distribute sandbags tomorrow to areas along the coast where flooding might occur and details of sandbag distribution points will be available tomorrow from the Council’s Operations Team on the following numbers:

Balbriggan Swords: (01) 8905595/8905596 and Howth/Malahide: (01) 8906260

Reports of people sleeping rough tomorrow evening should be phoned to 1800 707 707 or posted online at http://www.homelessdublin.ie/report-rough-sleeper

Fingal County Council will monitor the situation as passes through and will post updates as required through our usual communications channels including the Fingal Alerts App and the Alerts section on our website www.fingal.ie as well as our Facebook and @fingalcoco Twitter accounts.

Volunteers attached to Fingal County Council’s Emergency Management Unit have been placed on stand-by.

Members of the public can submit reports of issues in their area as a result of to www.fixyourstreet.ie or by calling 01-8905000. These reports will be logged and assessed.



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Original SMS Content: We have activated our Crisis Management & Severe Weather Alert Teams in preparation for Storm Callum. Further details at https://bit.ly/2QJFkeB

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Fingal County Council launche dthis Fingal Alerts service during 2014. This means that if you live or work in Fingal then you can receive alerts directly from the Council as soon as they are issued through the service by SMS Text Message, Email, Smartphone App and social media. It is free to register for an account and Fingal County Council also deliver the text messages so there is no charge to receive text message alerts. Fingal County Council currently provides alerts for the following service categories:
  1. Water Alerts via Irish Water: Text and Email alerts for Water Disruptions, Burst Mains or Boil Water Notifications
  2. Scheduled Road Works and Road Closures: Alerts will include affected areas and offer advice on diversions
  3. Flood Alerts: If there is a risk of flooding for a specific area then you will receive SMS, App and Email alerts
  4. Severe Weather Warnings: Orange and Red status alerts issued by Met Eireann forward on by the Council
  5. Planning Alerts: Local Planning Application Alerts and Local Area Plan Updates
  6. Community Alerts: These will be used for local events taking place in Fingal, eg. Festivals, Parades, etc.

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