The National Emergency Co-ordination Group is convening today to prepare for the incoming Storm Jorge.
The storm is set to bring severe weather to Ireland over this weekend, particularly the west coast.
A Status Orange wind warning has been issued for Donegal from noon Saturday until 3am Sunday.
Met Eireann is warning people to be on alert for damaging and severe winds, which will reach mean speeds of 65 to 80km/h with gusts of 110 to 130km/h. Winds could be stronger in very exposed areas and there will be an elevated risk of coastal flooding.
Storm Jorge is set to significantly impact Ireland throughout Saturday and into Saturday night. Strong winds and heavy rain are forecast, with a risk of hail and thunder and a risk of sleet and hill snow. Saturday night is also expected to have heavy rain, high winds and cold and frosty conditions.