The clean up after storm Ophelia could cost over a billion Euro.
Three people were killed yesterday in winds that reached 190 km/ph.
There’ll be two major meetings to discuss the aftermath today – the national emergency coordination group meets at 10am.
While the Cabinet will consider how to spend special EU disaster funds.
The following statement has been issued by Longford County Council:
Longford County Council is urging the general public to be careful out on the road tonight and in the morning. Please be aware of fallen trees, branches, electricity wires and debris on the roads and walk ways. Crews will be mobile from 7am in the morning.
Number of Trees down on the road from Ballinalee to Kierans Forge (Close to Kierans Forge). Road partially blocked.
Two trees down at Corry, Newtownforbes. Road partially blocked.
R194 Granard to Ballinalee at Brown’s Cross. Road partially blocked.
2 trees down from Legan to Rossowen.
Corboy Church Tree Down.
Mc Giffs Cross to Cashel Road Branch broke off tree and is leaning across on tree the other side of road and has formed a bridge
L5216 Cloncallow Road a tree is down (this is the road that Forgney National School is on)
Large Tree down at Lisreevagh, Lanesboro
Tree Down at Ballymacormack Cemetry
Tree down on Battery Road
Tree Down at Lisbrack Road near Rugy Club
Tree Down from Barry to Doory. Road closed
Tree down at Curragh Road, Moydow
Tree down on Ballagh to Bornacoola road.
Tree down 500 metres from Killoe Football pitch on Ballinalee Road. Road Closed
Tree down at Ballinamuck at Legga Church. Road Closed
Local Road Mullinroe Cross to Mullinaghta GAA Pitch closed due to a fallen tree
A tree is down at Esker Cross heading to Drumlish. Road is passable please approach with extreme care.
Springtown to Ballyjamesduff is down to one lane due to a fallen tree.
The Toneymore to Abbeylara Road is closed due to a fallen Tree.
The road is closed at Newroe, Newtowncashel due to a fallen tree (this road is the Lanesboro side of Newtowncashel Village)
Motorists are advised to drive with caution on the Road off the N4 heading to Cullyfad a tree is resting on wires and is dangerous.
Motorists are advised to driver with caution a tree is down at Farnagh Hill outside Greene’s house.
Motorists are advised to drive with caution on the L1162 the road down to Ballynakille Graveyard (between Clondra and Killashee) a tree is down and the road is just passable.