Cork advised to batten down the hatches ahead of Storm Aiden

Cork advised to batten down the hatches ahead of Storm Aiden

The appeal from the Gardaí comes as Met Éireann has issued Status Orange and Status Yellow warnings from Saturday, 5am.

Cork residents are being asked to avoid unnecessary travel and be careful as Storm Aiden looks set to hit this weekend.

The appeal from the Gardaí comes as Met Éireann has issued Status Orange and Status Yellow warnings from Saturday, 5am.

The heaviest impacts of 'Storm Aiden' will be felt along the coastal areas of Munster, Connacht and west Ulster.

An Garda Síochána have asked people that all unnecessary travel should be avoided where orange level wind warnings are in place.

The authorities stressed that 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.

Trees down at Loughnaneane Park following Storm Ellen. Pic. Gerard O'Loughlin
Trees down at Loughnaneane Park following Storm Ellen. Pic. Gerard O'Loughlin

As well as this, coastal areas should be avoided as high seas and wave activity will make coastal areas hazardous, People are advised to remove or secure patio furniture, rubbish bins and any loose items from around buildings and the public are asked to follow updated weather forecasts.

The local authorities will provide updated information on flooding and local conditions along with Met.ie.

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