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Storm Aiden - Public Safety Message - 30th October 2020

An Garda Síochána is appealing to the public to take care and exercise caution as ‘Storm Aiden’ impacts across the country this Halloween weekend.
Met Éireann has issued Status Orange and Status Yellow warnings which will come into effect from tomorrow at 5am, Saturday 31st October 2020.
The heaviest impacts of 'Storm Aiden' will be felt along the coastal areas of Munster, Connacht and West Ulster.
An Garda Síochána would like to advise that,

• All unnecessary travel should be avoided where orange level wind warnings are in place. These winds will make driving conditions hazardous, especially for more vulnerable road users such as cyclists, pedestrians, motorcyclists and high sided vehicles.

• Road users should pay particular attention to the risk posed by fallen trees, flying debris and flooded roads.

• High seas and wave activity will make coastal areas hazardous, the public are advised to stay away from coastal areas/cliff walks during this period.

• People are advised to remove or secure patio furniture, rubbish bins and any loose items from around buildings.

• Local authorities will provide updated information on flooding and local conditions. People are advised to follow updated weather forecasts throughout the weekend

We advise the public to regularly monitor Met.ie as regular updates will be provided throughout the weekend.