The government's Be Winter Ready campaign aims to assist households in preparing for severe weather and coping with it when it actually happens.
By taking some simple steps you can reduce the impact of such events. During periods of severe weather, it is important to obtain the latest information, through listening to the weather information and weather warnings from Met Éireann.
Information will also be available during severe weather on the Twitter page of the Office of Emergency Planning @emergencyIE
and Met Éireann.
Our main message is simple: Be Prepared, Stay Safe, and know where to find help should you need it.
Are seniors in your area aware of the Seniors Alert Scheme? The SAS supplies emergency alarm pendants for seniors. For further information, please visit www.pobal.ie.
The department has provided funding under the CLÁR programme
to provide support for emergency responders in disadvantaged rural areas.
Libraries will continue to offer online and digital services and will expand their book delivery services to older and vulnerable clients. For more information on the services you can access at your local library, please see www.librariesireland.ie.
Ireland has a strong tradition of volunteer activity. From checking in on vulnerable neighbours to staffing helplines, formal and informal volunteers have made a huge contribution during recent extreme weather events. For more information on how you can contribute to your community, please see www.volunteer.ie.