18 May 2022

Laois Fire and Rescue Service on 24/7 standby for #stormemma and #beastfromtheeast

Quiet so far but crews ready to respond to emergencies

Laois Fire & Rescue Service is on round-the-clock standby for incidents arising from the severe weather caused by the beast from the east and Storm Emma

Chief Fire Officer Declan Power confirmed to the Leinster Express that there were no calls in Laois on Wedesday night / Thursday morning for their assistance.

With a Status Red declared he said all eight Laois fire crews remain on 24 hour standby, to attend any incidents around Laois that arise as a result of severe weather. 

"We had no calls in Laois in the last 24 hours. Stradbally fire crew was in Athy at a road traffic accident but it was a minor incident," CFO Power told the Leinster Express this morning.

The service has issued advice to Laois people to stay safe, particularly against housefires, over the coming days. Read it here. 

The next meeting of Laois County Council’s Severe Weather Crisis Management Team takes place at 11.30am this morning, after which an update will be issued on the continuing weather crisis in Laois.

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