O'Neill raises concerns over Hurricane Ophelia
Sinn Féin leader in the North, Michelle O’Neill MLA, has spoken to the interim head of the civil service and Chair of the Civil Contingencies Group, David Sterling, regarding Hurricane Ophelia in order to be briefed on the levels of preparedness to keep people safe following severe weather warnings.
Speaking this evening Ms O’Neill said:
"I have talked to the interim Head of the Civil Service regarding the impact that Hurricane Ophelia may have and on the measures and precautions needed to mitigate against the severe weather in the interests of public safety including school closures tomorrow which have now been announced by the Department for Education.
"People should keep informed about the weather and act to protect yourself and your home from the effects of flooding and high winds, and importantly to heed safety warnings."