Storm Eunice Update 17 February 2022

Statement from the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth on Storm Eunice – 17 February 2022

Due to the extreme nature of Storm Eunice and the threat of multi-hazard weather events as confirmed by Met Éireann, the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth is advising that early learning and care (ELC) and school-age childcare (SAC) services in counties where Status Red wind warnings are in place and in counties where Status Orange snow and wind warnings are in place should not open tomorrow 18 February.

All ELC and SAC services should keep up-to-date with the current weather warnings which are carried on all national and local news bulletins and in particular any change in the status warning for their area.

A Status Red Alert has now been issued by Met Éireann relating to severe wind for counties:

  • Cork
  • Kerry

Status Orange snow and wind warnings have issued for counties:

  • Donegal
  • Mayo
  • Sligo
  • Leitrim
  • Roscommon

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