Storm Debi: The Worst Has Pass...


Storm Debi: The Worst Has Passed But Clean Up Continues

Tom Douglas
Tom Douglas

02:09 13 Nov 2023

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A Status Yellow rain and wind warning remains in place for the entire country, as the clean-up operation following Storm Debi continues.

The nationwide alert is due to expire at 3 o'clock this afternoon.

Public transport networks have are back in service this afternoon after a phased return to normal.

Meanwhile, Luas says all services are running normally following earlier disruption.

There was a fallen tree blocking part of the line at Beechwood but that has been removed.


Road-users are also being urged to watch out for debris and fallen trees and branches.

Worst Has Passed

Met Éireann’s Linda Hughes says the worst of the storm has passed:

"The storm itself has moved away to the north east. So we have already now seen the strongest winds and rainfall associated with it."

The government is extending the Humanitarian Assistance Scheme to those impacted by flooding in Galway city and Oranmore.


Local councillor Liam Carroll is welcoming the support, but said it needs to go further than just emergency funding:

"We will need a lot of money to build a lot of flood defences."

Cllr. Carrol also sounded a warning, "climate change is here, it's not something that'll happen in five years time, its with us now."

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