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Advice in the Home

Be Prepared

  • Have a small supply of non perishable, easy-to-prepare foods
  • Keep extra supplies of essential medication in case it is difficult to get to the pharmacy
  • Have an adequate supply of fuel for heating/cooking and if possible a suitable alternative should the main supply fail
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Clearing Snow

Clearing snow from footpaths

  • Clearing snow can be demanding work - only undertake the task if you are reasonably fit and do not have an underlying medical condition
  • Clear snow or ice early in the day if possible
  • Wear sturdy, insulated, waterproof footwear with good gripping soles
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Flooding

The primary natural sources of flooding in Ireland are rivers (fluvial flooding), the sea (coastal and tidal flooding), intense rainfall (pluvial flooding), and groundwater. If a flood threatens your area there are a number of steps you can take to minimise damage to your property but remember safety should always be your first concern.

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Water Shortages and Leaks

Information on your Local Authority's arrangements for dealing with water shortages can be found though your local authorities website available on the following link http://www.environ.ie/en/Links/LocalAuthorities/

If you have a water related issue please visit www.water.ie or contact Irish Water on 1890 278 278.

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