Storm Brendan – Coillte Urges Forest Users To Exercise Extreme Caution
Storm Brendan– National Weather Warning; Coillte Urges Forest Users To Exercise Extreme Caution
Monday 13th January: Coillte urges all users of forest lands including its staff, contractors and members of the public, to exercise extreme caution if entering forest lands this weekend as storm Brendan approaches.
Met Eireann has issued the following weather warning;
NATIONAL WEATHER WARNING STATUS ORANGE - WIND WARNING
Update: As Storm Brendan tracks to the northwest of Ireland, southerly winds will reach mean speeds of 65 to 80 km/h with gusts generally up to 130 km/h, higher in exposed areas.
There is a significant risk of coastal flooding due to the combination of high spring tides and storm surge.
Issued: 15:00 Sunday 12/01/2020
Valid from: 05:00 Monday 13/01/2020 to 21:00 Monday 13/01/2020
Fallen and overhanging trees pose an extremely dangerous risk to the public and Coillte is urging everyone to remain vigilant and to exercise extreme caution if entering forest lands over the coming days. Members of the public should not approach fallen or overhanging trees as they pose a significant health and safety risk and access routes blocked by trees should only ever be cleared by trained experts.
Coillte is a commercial forestry company, owned by the State, that manages approximately 7% of the country’s land. Coillte operate three strong businesses from this land – their core forestry business, a wood panels manufacturing business MEDITE SMARTPLY and a land solutions business. Coillte export to over 30 countries worldwide.
To find out more visit www.coillte.ie