Donegal County Council is taking precautionary measures to protect people and properties as Storm Callum approaches.
A Severe Orange Wind Warning has been issued for Donegal from Thursday at 10pm to Friday 6pm.
The event is predominantly expected to be a coastal one, though the severe winds will extend to some inland parts.
Based on information available at this time, Donegal County Council officials warn that the areas most susceptible to flooding are the coastal areas of Donegal Town and Killybegs.
The Council is urging property owners and occupiers of properties in these areas to be prepared and to take the necessary precautions.
The Pier Car Park in Donegal Town will be closed from 4pm this evening.
Council staff are delivering sandbags to locations liable to flooding.
It is predicted that peak winds will reach Donegal at 12 noon on Friday and the public is being urged to take extra care when outdoors during this weather event.
All motorists should drive with extreme care, allow extra time for journeys and watch out for fallen branches and debris on roads. There is also a risk of fallen trees.
Homeowners, property owners and businesses should take precautions to secure any loose items of furniture, hoardings, scaffolding, signage and items such as trampolines and bins, which would be vulnerable to strong winds.
The Council can be contacted during normal business hours on 074 91 53900 and in the event of an out of hours emergency the Council’s Road Service can be contacted on 074 91 72288. Irish Water can be contacted on 1850 278 278. For emergencies requiring the assistance of the Fire Service call 999.
You can sign up for free weather alerts to your phone by registering at www.mapalerter.com/donegal.
Featured image: Cars stranded during flooding of Donegal Town Pier Car Park in 2014.