Emergency preparations underway for Storm Callum – yellow warning for Cavan and Monaghan

Emergency teams across the county are putting plans in place ahead of the arrival of Storm Callum this evening.

Met Eireann has issued an orange wind warning for parts, with heavy rain from 10pm. A yellow warning for Cavan and Monaghan comes into effect at midnight.

The National Emergency Coordination Group is meeting later this afternoon to make arrangements ahead of the storm.

Gusts of up to 130 kilometres are expected when Callum arrives tonight.

Coastal areas are set to be worst affected by the orange warning while the rest of the country’s on yellow alert.

Meteorologist Siobhain Ryan says an orange alert should be heeded seriously:

Callum is expected to hit Cork and Kerry first from around 10pm.

Kerry county council also has plans in place with advice on coastal flooding, debris on roads and the dangers during the busy commuter hours in the morning.

High spring tides in Galway all this week could see surges flood the city centre and salthill in the worst case scenario.

The council has installed an aquadam between the Spanish Arch and Wolfetone Bridg

Donegal’ Crisis Management Team is also working to finalise necessary arrangements.

People are advised to check met eireann and their local county council’s websites and social media for updates.

While the forecaster is warning the weather alerts could be extended later into tomorrow morning.