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Current Alerts


Contact Details -
Telephone: 045 980200
Out of Hours Contact No: 1890 50 03 33

During the winter period please visit this page for regular updates on services and advice. Kildare County Council will update its alert feed with major alert notifications and updates.

Follow us for latest updates:

Also from other external sources:

  • Local radio - Kildares Kfm (97.6 fm - 97.3 fm)
  • Newspapers
  • National Radio / TV (in the event of a major emergency)

Weather Forecast

Weather Warnings are presented in three categories:

STATUS YELLOW Weather Alert - Be Aware

The concept behind YELLOW level weather alerts is to notify those who are at risk because of their location and/or activity, and to allow them to take preventative action. It is implicit that YELLOW level weather alerts are for weather conditions that do not pose an immediate threat to the general population, but only to those exposed to risk by nature of their location and/or activity.
 

STATUS ORANGE   Weather Warning - Be Prepared

This category of ORANGE level weather warnings is for weather conditions which have the capacity to impact significantly on people in the affected areas. The issue of an Orange level weather warning implies that all recipients in the affected areas should prepare themselves in an appropriate way for the anticipated conditions.
 

STATUS RED Severe Weather Warning - Take Action

The issue of RED level severe weather warnings should be a comparatively rare event and implies that recipients take action to protect them-selves and/or their properties; this could be by moving their families out of the danger zone temporarily, by staying indoors or by other specific actions aimed at mitigating the effects of the weather conditions.

You can obtain the latest weather forecast from the following sources:

  • Click on the following link – www.met.ie
  • Twitter - follow Met Éireann @MetEireann
  • Listen to national and local radio hourly news bulletins
  • Watch weather reports after TV news bulletins

Click on the following link for a five-day forecast from Met Éireann

Click on the following link for the Rainfall radar from Met Éireann

You will find detailed information and advice for dealing with all aspects of flooding from the website www.flooding.ie. Further advice may also be obtained from the Office of Public Works by emailing info@opw.ie

Winter Ready - General Advice

Gritting

  • Salting Routes

Water

ESB

Safety Tip: Safety first - if you see any damaged electricity poles or wires DO NOT TOUCH or DO NOT GO NEAR. Call 1850 372 999 or immediately or 999 or 112

HSE Map Centre

The Health Service Executive has a facility on the homepage of its web-site www.hse.ie called Map Centre. You can use this facility to locate health services in your area. Just enter your address and choose an option to find your nearest hospital, pharmacy, doctor, Garda station, nursing home or dentist. Directions are provided from your home to the required service.

Travel

General