Wind and rain warning in place for Kerry this evening

A Status Yellow wind and rainfall warning has been put in place for Kerry for this afternoon and evening. Met_Eireann_Logo This is the third highest level of alert and Met Éireann says that 20 to 35 millimetres of rain are expected in the county later. Meanwhile, Kerry County Council is continuing to work with a number of Tralee families who were made temporarily homeless by flooding last weekend. Met Éireann’s warning of high levels of rainfall is in place from 3pm today until midnight tonight. South to southwest winds will reach speeds of greater than 45 km/h and up to 65 km/h, with gusts up to 100 km/h. Meanwhile, Kerry County Council is working to dry out and repair a number of local authority houses which had to be evacuated over the weekend because of flooding. Five homes in the Bruach na hAbhainn estate on the Castlemaine Road, Tralee were evacuated on Saturday night.  Two families went to stay with relatives but three families who were council tenants have been in rented accommodation since Saturday night. Another family from Ballyseedy Cottages was evacuated on Monday and provided with alternative accommodation. The drying out of and repairs to houses will take a few days, the council says.