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The Irish weather organization has raised concerns about a potential threat to human safety by issuing a wind warning of the highest level for five counties in response to Storm Debi.
On Monday, red wind warnings will be in place for Clare, east Galway, south Roscommon, as well as Offaly and Westmeath.
A red alert has been issued for Clare and portions of Galway and Roscommon from 3am to 5am.
Between 5am and 7am, there will be a distinct red warning issued for Offaly and Westmeath.
Residents in these regions are being cautioned about the possibility of a life-threatening situation during the storm.
Earlier, warnings were issued for the island of Ireland due to Debi’s predicted arrival of heavy rainfall and strong winds.
Following severe rainfall from storms Babet and Ciaran, certain areas of the island were left devastated by floods.
Although the entire country is under a yellow warning, a large portion of the population resides in areas with an additional orange warning for the potential of “severe and damaging gusts” starting Sunday night.
The weather agency Met Eireann is warning that there will be strong winds and possibly a storm named Debi affecting the entire country. This will also bring heavy rain, with a possibility of thunderstorms and hail.
It was cautioned that there may be instances of flooding in specific areas, dangerous driving conditions, and fallen trees.
The nationwide yellow alert takes effect at midnight and ends on Monday at 3pm.
The intense orange wind alert is in effect for 19 counties and will bring a shorter but more severe duration of destructive gusts from 2am to 12pm on Monday.
Experts caution that there may be harm to unprotected and fragile buildings, hazardous conditions for transportation, harm to electrical infrastructure, and interruptions in essential services.
The warning pertains to all counties included in the red warning, as well as Carlow, Dublin, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Longford, Louth, Meath, Wicklow, Cavan, Monaghan, Kerry, Limerick, and Tipperary.
Coastal waters are subject to multiple marine advisories, such as a red alert for strong westerly winds of violent storm force 11 from Valentia to Loop Head to Slyne Head between 2am and 5am.
The NECG has arranged a Sunday afternoon meeting to prepare for the arrival of Storm Debi.
The Met Office in the UK has released a cautionary notice for potential wind and rain in Northern Ireland on Monday.
The region may experience disruption and flooding due to Storm Debi, as heavy rain and strong winds are expected.
The recommendation was for individuals to stay vigilant as there is a possibility of homes and establishments being inundated, as well as potential disruptions to public transportation such as buses, trains, and flights.
The agency issued a caution about the potential danger to life posed by swift or deep floodwaters and airborne debris.
There is a possibility of power outages occurring.
The caution will be in effect from 3am on Monday until 2pm.
The source is the Independent website.