Gardai in Donegal have appealed for people to take care of elderly neighbours during the cold snap.
Crime Prevention officer Sgt Paul Wallace appealed to people to people to go that extra yard o ensure senior citizens are not forgotten.
He said “Local Gardai in Donegal have moved to request people in the community to be mindful & to look out for the welfare of older people and persons living alone.
“As a sizeable proportion of our population in Donegal reside in isolated rural mountainous areas it is important to establish contact and maintain contact during the coming days and nights.”
Gardai have now issued the following advice as temperatures continue to drop across the county.
1. Establish contact either by visiting (if possible) or by telephone contact and urge people residing in isolated areas to keep in contact.
2. Only travel when necessary. Non essential journeys should be kept to a minimum.
3. If travelling take precautions by tuning into radio / television broadcasts & internet postings which give real-time weather and travel information.
4. Owners of Commercial Premises in the County are advised to ensure their premises are secure and where possible utilise remote viewing of cctv via Smartphone.
If Garda assistance is required make note of the four (4) 24/7 Garda Stations in the County and in cases of emergency 999/112 can be utilised.
24/7 Garda Stations:
• Letterkenny Divisional Headquarters – 074-91-67100.
• Milford District Headquarters – 074 – 91 53060. (For areas of North & West Donegal).
• Buncrana – 074-93 20540. (Inishowen Peninsula).
• Ballyshannon – 071-98-58530 – (South and West Donegal).
Useful information and advice is available at www.winterready.ie.Tags: