Storm Ciara – Coillte Urges Forest Users To Exercise Extreme Caution
Storm Ciara– National Weather Warning; Coillte Urges Forest Users To Exercise Extreme Caution
Saturday 8th February: 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 Ciara approaches.
Met Éireann has issued the following weather warning;
NATIONAL WEATHER WARNING STATUS ORANGE - WIND WARNING
Status Orange - Wind warning for Ireland
On Sunday, Storm Ciara will produce very strong southwest winds with mean speeds of 65 to 80km/h and gusts generally up to 130km/h.
A combination of Spring Tides and high seas as well as stormy conditions will result in a significant risk of coastal flooding especially along western and northwestern coasts.
Valid: 05:00 Sunday 09/02/2020 to 12:00 Sunday 09/02/2020
Issued: 11:00 Thursday 06/02/2020
Updated: 11:00 Saturday 08/02/2020
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