Status Orange Alert in place for Clare

Status Orange Alert in place for Clare

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Photo: © Pat Flynn 2017

Clare County Council is warning the public to avoid exposed coastal locations during Wednesday due to forecast stormy conditions.

Met Éireann has issued a Status Orange Alert for Clare, the second highest level of alert that the agency can issue.

The storm, named Ali under the new Met Éireann / UK Met Office storm naming system, will affect the county from Wednesday morning and winds will be at their strongest along the coasts. South to southwest winds veering westerly will increase to mean speeds between 65 and 80 km/h with gusts between 110 and 120 km/h for a time in some areas.

Clare County Council is urging motorists to drive with caution and to be alert for any debris on roads during Wednesday.

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Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.

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