Clare County Council Warns People To Stay Away From The Coast During Storm Barra

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Clare County Council is advising people to stay away from coastal areas as Storm Barra approaches the country.

Met √Čireann has issued a status orange wind warning for Clare, as well as Cork, Kerry, Limerick and Galway, which comes into effect from 6am tomorrow morning and remains in place until the same time on Wednesday.

Gusts of up to 130 kilometres per hour along with heavy rain is expected to lead to coastal or spot flooding and dangerous driving conditions.

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Speaking with Fiona Cahill on Clare FM’s Main Lunchtime News programme, Senior Engineer with Clare County Council, John Leahy said they’re very concerned about the impact of the first big storm of the season.

Meanwhile, Shannon Ferries is advising that all sailings between Killimer and Tarbert are cancelled tomorrow in the interest of public safety.