Better batten down the hatches….
Met Éireann’s Head of Forecasting has said the south and west coasts of Ireland are at risk of flooding tonight and tomorrow as Storm Callum hits the country.
Kerry and Cork will be most exposed, and while localised flooding may happen on the east coast, they do not expect widespread flooding in the region.
High tides and strong gales and winds are expected with south-easterly winds up to gale force 8 or 9 overnight.
The National Emergency Co-ordination will meet at 3pm to discuss Storm Callum.
— TheJournal.ie (@thejournal_ie) 9 October 2018
According to RTE.ie, The Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government said the severe weather team has also met to coordinate a response to the storm.
Additionally, Galway City Council is installing an 80m portable dam at Spanish Arch and floodgates at various points in Salthill, ahead of the arrival of Storm Callum. With over 5,000 sandbags are being made available for people to collect at a number of locations around the city this afternoon.
Here is some advice from the Met Office too
— Met Office (@metoffice) 11 October 2018