Batten Down The Hatches, More Weather Alerts Issued

It's a Status Yellow alert for wind and rain for Connacht, Donegal, Clare and Kerry. That may not seem like a lot after last weekend's Red Status thanks to Storm Desmond, but - in already flooded streets, farmland, and homes - this is terrible news.

Met Eireann are forecasting wind gusts up to 100km/h in the already battered south and west of the country. There is a second alert in place for rain in those areas too for "25-30 mm of additional rain." Both weather alerts are in place until midnight tonight.

According to "Clare County Council has requested the help of the army with winds of up to 100 km per hour forecast. Members of the defence forces have been deployed to Castleconnell and Mountpellier in Co Limerick, where households are on high alert of further flooding. For several days now people living in South-East Clare have been stranded after the flood water struck."

Here's where we'd usually insert a quip about Teresa Mannion brushing off her wets and applying a lurryload of waterproof mascara, but it doesn't seem appropriate to joke when the likelihood of evacuations along the river Shannon seem inevitable.


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