Services across Waterford will be closed tomorrow due to Hurricane Ophelia.
The red level warning alert has been extended to the entire country, with it expected to be the worst storm to hit Ireland since Hurricane Debbie claimed 11 lives in 1961. It will be in place until 3am Tuesday morning.
In response, the Department of Education has informed all schools and colleges to shut their doors to ensure children’s safety while Bus Éireann school buses are cancelled across the county.
The HSE says all hospital outpatient appointments are being cancelled as well. Patients do not need to attend or contact their hospital and they will be rescheduled as soon as possible. Those who are scheduled to have a planned procedure can contact the hospital in the morning to confirm if their procedure is going ahead. In order to minimise unnecessary travel risks for patients, only urgent procedures will take place tomorrow.
Meanwhile the Department of Social Protection has confirmed that all customer appointments for tomorrow, the 16th of October, have been cancelled. It will have no impact on citizens’ payments.
Court services in Waterford will also be cancelled for tomorrow.
If you have any enquiries tomorrow Monday 16 October regarding services affected by the storm you can contact WLR on 051-872248 from 7 a.m.