The National Emergency Coordination Group is continuing to monitor and prepare for the storm and will meet again on Thursday morning to review the developing situation.
Status Orange warning issued for six counties as experts warn ‘nowhere will escape effects’
- Warnings in place from 9am Thursday
- Hurricane will become a tropical storm by tomorrow
- Airport warn customers to check for disruptions
- Crisis management teams ‘ready to go’
- Department of Education tells schools along the west coast to ‘err on the side of caution’
- Walkers advised to avoid any exposed areas, including seafront walkways, as they may be hit by sudden gusts
People are urged to check on isolated or vulnerable neighbours and family members, to be extra vigilant of the risk of falling trees and live power lines and to ensure that mobile phones are fully charged in order to easily enable communication.
Lorenzo is expected to downgrade to storm status by the time it hits Ireland, but emergency plans are nonetheless in place.
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