Taking account of Status Yellow Weather Warnings there is an ongoing flood risk in County Laois through to next week. Predicted rainfall, taken in conjunction with prevailing river levels, give rise to this flood risk. In the first instance flood risk largely relates to Mountmellick, Mountrath and to the usual flood hotspots throughout the county and focused on Saturday evening/night.
Sand bags and signage for road closures are already to hand and available from Laois County Council where required. Roads staff and Fire & Emergency crews are on standby to support flood management measures over the weekend.
Forecast winds also give rise to the possibility of fallen trees and these will be attended to in the normal way.
For out of office hours severe weather assistance please contact 057 8664235.
Where flooding requires road closures please use diversionary routes and do not drive through floods.
A further update will issue in or around 5pm on Saturday 15th February, 2020.