Ireland ready for winds of more than 130km, as island prepares for the impact of Hurricane Barras
Schools, colleges and children’s homes will remain closed in the worst-hit areas in Ireland on Tuesday, amid warnings that no part of the island will be spared the effects of a major storm.
COVID-19 testing and vaccination centers will also remain closed in some parts of the country.
Met Eireann has warned that there is a possibility of travel disruption and power supply along with coastal flooding.
Gardai urged anyone living in areas affected by red or orange warnings to avoid unnecessary travel.
Cork Kerry and Clare have been given a red alert, while orange level warnings are in place for most parts of the east and west coast.
A yellow warning is in place for the rest of the country from 2 pm on Tuesday to 6 pm on Wednesday.
The UK Met Office’s yellow warning for Northern Ireland will be in effect from 6am on Tuesday until 9am on Wednesday.
The Irish Coast Guard has urged the public to avoid any activity that could expose them to “unnecessary danger”.
Defense force personnel are on standby along with members of the Civil Defense.
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