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McGuigan urges public to heed safety warnings

18 September, 2018 - by Philip McGuigan


Sinn Féin MLA Philip McGuigan has advised the public to take all necessary precautions as an amber weather warning has been issued by the Met Office.

The party’s infrastructure spokesperson said:

“Following severe weather warnings including high winds which are set to reach up to 60 or 70 miles per hour and heavy rain there is a possibility that there will be power outages especially in exposed and coastal locations.

"I would urge caution as driving conditions will be dangerous at times and rail, air and ferry services may be affected.  There is also the possibility of longer journey times and cancellations are possible.

“All road users should take extra care of loose debris and be mindful that tree falls and some structural damage are possible.

“Power cuts may occur, and I would advise members of the public to report any damage to poles or electricity lines immediately and to stay clear. 

“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.” 

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