Kerry County Council issues warning ahead of storm Frank

Flooding   Kerry County Council is advising property owners, particularly in areas prone to flooding in the past, to take appropriate measures to minimise the risk of flooding to their properties. It follows a Status Orange weather warning that has been issued for the county in advance of Storm Frank. Southerly winds associated with Storm Frank will reach mean speeds of 65 to 80km/hr with gusts of 100 to 120 km/hr, strongest in coastal areas this afternoon, evening and early tonight. Under these conditions there may be a high risk of localised flooding, particularly in areas that have been prone to flooding in the past. The wind warning is valid from midday today to midnight tonight. The rain warning is for 40 to 70 mm of rain to fall between midday today and midday tomorrow Wednesday. The council is also advising that with high winds there is also a risk of damage or injury from falling trees and debris. Klara Finkele of Met Eireann says there will be gale force winds in many parts. [audio_player src=””]