Storm Debi – Coillte Urges Forest Users To Exercise Extreme Caution
Sunday 12th November: Coillte advises all forest users to stay away from forest lands in afftected Counties while the Status Red weather warning issued by Met Éireann is in force. Coillte urges all users of forest lands including its staff, contractors and members of the public, to exercise extreme caution if entering forest lands in other areas during this weather warning as storm Debi approaches.
Met Éireann has issued the following weather warning;
Status Red – Wind warning for Clare, Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary, east Galway, south Roscommon
Valid: 02:00 Monday 13/11/2023 to 05:00 Monday 13/11/2023
Status Red – Wind warning for Dublin, Kildare, Laois, Louth, Meath, Wicklow, Offaly, Westmeath
Valid: 05:00 Monday 13/11/2023 to 08:00 Monday 13/11/2023
Extremely gusty on Sunday night and early Monday due to Storm Debi with potential danger to life.
– Damage to exposed and vulnerable structures
– Disruption to services and transport
– Significant power outages
– Fallen trees/branches
Met Éireann have also issued a Status Orange – Wind warning for Carlow, Dublin, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Longford, Louth, Meath, Offaly, Westmeath, Wicklow, Cavan, Monaghan, Clare, Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary, Galway, Roscommon
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.