Laois County Council, An Garda Siochana and HSE Crisis Management Team wish to strongly advise that all members of the public should remain indoors. Under no circumstances should anybody leave their property or travel on the roads.
There are currently 93 reported incidences, with 34 roads blocked in Co. Laois and fallen trees have been reported multiple locations.
Fire crews and Garda units have been mobilised to assess the condition of the priority routes in the county. Council road crews will be mobilised from first light tomorrow to remove debris and to clear priority routes.
The Crisis Management Team would like to acknowledge and thank the public for their on-going co-operation.
Please be advised if you require the assistance of the emergency services please dial 999. The local number for the Severe Weather Communication Centre is 1890837273. Emergency shelter is available on request.
Further updates will issue providing information on the current situation.