Be Winter ReadyPosted: January 15 2018
Remember that everyday tasks which we take for granted become more difficult or even hazardous in severe weather, yet by taking some simple steps you can reduce the impact of such events.
During periods of severe weather, it is important to obtain the latest information, by listening to the weather information and weather warnings from Met Éireann, usually delivered during the weather forecast.
Information will also be available during severe weather on the Twitter page of the Office of Emergency Planning @emergencyIE and MetÉireann. Met Éireann weather forecasts are available on RTÉ (radio and TV), on many of the independent local and national radio stations and on www.met.ie
A system of Weather warnings are in place as follows:
Status Yellow – be aware
Status Orange – be prepared
Status Red – take action
Here is the link to the Be Winter Ready information booklet, which is a handy summary of information relating to staying safe during Winter.
If you have an emergency please phone the emergency services at
112 or 999
In the event of any emergency on water, including offshore, along the coastline, on inland waterways, lakes or rivers call
112 or 999 and ask for the Coast Guard.
Remember to have phone numbers for your doctor, chemist, children’s schools, local authority, Garda station, service providers and family members conveniently to hand so that you can locate them easily should an emergency arise.
ESB Networks LoCall 1850 372 999
Gas Networks Ireland LoCall 1850 20 50 50
Irish Water LoCall 1890 278 278