Be Winter Ready

Be Winter Ready

Posted: 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

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.

Emergency Services

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