Cork County Council’s Crisis Management Team convened again today at midday in response to the weather warning.
Cork County Council expects the main impacts from Storm Lorenzo to include disruptions caused by fallen trees from high winds and surface flooding resulting from heavy rain on saturated soils combined with falling leaves blocking drains and gullies.
In coastal areas, Storm Lorenzo will produce significant swells, high waves and the ongoing threat of storm surges.
A high tide advisory and a storm surge is expected this evening from 7.00pm onwards with a risk for high onshore wave activity.
Anyone living near coastal, cliff and waterway areas are asked to be extra cautious considering the forecasted winds.
Cork County Council response crews and contractors remain on standby.
Two Aer Lingus flights from Birmingham and Edinburgh, originally destined for Shannon Airport have been diverted to Cork Airport as a result of Storm Lorenzo.
Passengers will be transferred by bus from Cork to Shannon.
Yesterday, Cork Airport issued a statement urging those who are travelling by air to check with their operator for the most up to date flight information.
So far, no coastal flooding has been reported, but it is still likely to occur.
UPDATE 10:00: The Port of Cork has advised the public that due to the current weather situation, Kennedy Quay in Cobh will remain closed until further notice.