Mayo crisis team in place at council HQ

MAYO County Council's flood emergency plan has come into operation and arrangements are in place in areas of the county that may be at higher risk.

A local crisis team is in place at the authority's HQ in Castlebar and will remain in place until such time as the level 3 response has been stepped down.

The day to day services of Mayo County Council are stood down. The authority is operating in an emergency response mode.

A Core Staff will remain in place in the following offices:

Aras an Chontae, Castlebar 0949024444

Westport 09850400

Ballina 09676100

Claremorris 0949371508

Belmullet 09781004

Please note it is only possible to deal with calls in relation to the weather emergency at this time.

The council is urging the general public to be careful as they go about their daily routines.

Should you need to travel, extreme care should be exercised mindful of the conditions.

Please be aware of the potential of fallen trees, branches, electricity wires, debris on the roads and walk-ways and flooding in certain areas.

Coastal areas pose a very high risk at this time from wind and high seas. Please exercise extreme caution in these areas.

Mayo County Council will update the public with further information as appropriate over the hours ahead and would request the co-operation of the public until such time as the storm has passed.