O'Looney's, Lahinch

Callum brings coastal flood risk to Clare

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Following a Status Orange Weather Advisory from Met Éireann issued at 11.00am today (Wednesday, 10 October 2018), Clare County Council is warning members of the public in County Clare to avoid exposed coastal locations from Thursday evening through to Friday afternoon due to forecast stormy conditions.

Strong winds associated with the storm, named Callum under the Met Éireann / UK Met Office storm naming system, coinciding with high spring tides will affect Ireland on Thursday night and Friday morning.

Winds will be strongest overnight and early on Friday, gusting between 110 and 130 km/h at coasts. High seas along the Clare coastline, including the Shannon Estuary, will bring a risk of coastal flooding.

Clare County Council has indicated that any coastal areas which have previously flooded are at risk and people in such situations are advised to take appropriate precautions.

Members of the public are advised to refer to local media and Clare County Council’s social media accounts (www.instagram.com/clarecountycouncil / www.twitter.com/clarecoco / www.facebook.com/clarecountycouncil).

Visit www.winterready.ie for more information on preparing for storms and other inclement weather.

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