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Get ready for Storm Lorenzo

With Storm Lorenzo fast approaching, it is important to think safety first.

Follow the severe weather advice provided by Met Éireann: "In early October, trees are mostly in full leaf with a large surface area, so even moderate strength winds can bring down weakened trees and/or tree limbs. In addition, some trees may be compromised due to saturated soils at the moment, and with more rain forecast with Storm Lorenzo some disruption due to falling trees/branches is likely. Heavy rain, coupled with falling leaves may block drains and gullies, leading to surface flooding."

Be aware too that trees may have been left in a dangerous condition by the storm. The following links provide practical advice, short useful videos and safety leaflets that can be downloaded:

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