Laois County Council and An Garda Siochana Crisis Management Team met at 11.30.am and wish to confirm the following:
Wind speeds of over 130km/hr are anticipated from 1300 Hrs until early on Tuesday morning
Advice has issued to all businesses to close and send their workers home.
Large Scale power outages are anticipated.NO unnecessary travel should be taken.
All our Emergency Services are on standby.
Our Severe Weather Coordination centre is operational from this morning. Please be advised if you require the assistance of the emergency services please dial 999. The local number for the Severe Weather Communication Centre is 1890837273.
Further updates will issue providing information on the current situation