BE WINTER READY – Helpful information for all aspects of severe weather

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Winter in Leitrim: We live in a wide range of landscapes in Leitrim– in towns and villages, high on mountains, beside lakes, and some beside the sea. We all need to be prepared for cold weather extremes – for ourselves, our families and neighbours and our animals.


The Office of Emergency Planning has produced a booklet, Be Winter Ready, which collates the expertise of govt. Depts., Defence Forces, Emergency Services, Met Eireann and others in one handy information pack.

Be Winter Ready PosterContents include information on:

  • Met Éireann Colour-Coded Alerts
  • The Home in Winter
  • Advice for Older People and their Families and Neighbours
  • People with Disabilities
  • Flooding
  • Road Safety
  • Health Preparedness for Older People
  • You, Your Farm and the Winter
  • Business Sector
  • Schools and Severe Weather
  • Contact information
  • Useful template for your Important Phone Numbers


You can download it HERE

See also Community Resilience Leaflet.

Stay Safe and stay with us online for updates and current info.

Driving in hazardous conditions

Remember the following serious hazards:

  • Snow and ice will always be worse in mountainous areas and higher
    ground – try to route around such places. There is information about
    road conditions and road temperatures on
  • Beware of high sided vehicles in strong winds, particularly when overtaking.
    If you are driving a high sided vehicle try to anticipate exposed
    sections of roadway where winds will be stronger
  • Beware of fallen trees or other debris
  • Leaving your vehicle is dangerous, wear a high visibility jacket and use
    your hazard lights to enable other traffic to avoid collision with your
    vehicle. However, on a motorway, it is safer to get out of your car
    and stand behind the safety barrier. Call for assistance immediately

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