Although rare in Ireland, severe weather emergencies such as storms and hurricanes have caused damage to properties in the past. In case of such emergencies, Met Eireann will immediately respond to international weather warnings and issue public service weather alerts to local authorities. Your local authority will have arrangements in place to receive and respond promptly to these alerts.
Each local authority is required by the Framework for Major Emergency Management to have a sub-plan for responding to severe weather emergencies. A national framework for response to severe weather emergencies is being developed to ensure that all existing local severe weather plans are appropriately coordinated and linked.