Clare Prepares To Batten Down Hatches Ahead Of Storm Lorenzo’s Arrival

Hurricane Lorenzo (Pic: NOAA)

Coastal communities in Clare are being warned of flooding and storm damage, as Storm Lorenzo approaches our shores.

A status orange wind warning has been issued for the county from tomorrow evening, while a yellow rainfall alert in place for the entire country.


Three separate weather warnings are in place for Clare tomorrow, coinciding with the arrival of Storm Lorenzo.

According to forecasters, wet and windy conditions can be expected from tomorrow morning, and into Friday morning.

Over 50 millimetres of rain could fall and, at during the height of the storm tomorrow evening, gusts of wind could reach up to 130 km/h, and even stronger in coastal regions.

During that time, 6pm tomorrow until 3am on Friday, a mid-level Status Orange alert will be in effect for Clare, as well as Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Galway and Mayo.

With high tides tomorrow evening, storm surges may result in coastal flooding and damage.

Clare’s Chief Fire Officer Adrian Kelly says everyone will need to take extra care.

Clare County Council are continuing to monitor the situation, while the National Emergency Co-Ordination Group has also been meeting this morning to discuss measures that may need to be taken to minimise the storm’s impact.