Be Winter Ready this Winter

Be Winter-Ready Campaign

Helping make you, your home and your business more resilient and prepared for severe weather

This revised edition of Winter Ready Booklet is designed to assist households in preparing for severe weather and coping with it when it actually happens.

Remember that everyday tasks which we take for granted become more difficult or even hazardous in severe weather, yet 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, by listening to the weather information and weather warnings from Met Éireann, usually delivered during the weather forecast. Information will also be available during severe weather on the Twitter page of the Office of Emergency Planning @emergencyIE.

The Winter Ready Booklet also included contact details for organisations and agencies that can provide further guidance and assistance.

Everyone is encouraged to keep an eye on elderly neighbours and relatives during periods of severe weather. They will inevitably have more difficulty than usual in getting about, to buy food and medical supplies and to attend their medical appointments. Remember that they may not have access to the latest information from the internet and social media, so they will really benefit from ongoing personal contact.

The Winter Ready Booklet is published by the Office of Emergency Planning, on behalf of the Government Task Force on Emergency Planning.

There is a lot more information and useful links on the website

Visit the Winter-Ready Website

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Emergency Outside Office Hours

If you require the service of the Local Authority for an emergency outside of normal business hours please note the following:

Persons requiring the Fire Service for an emergency should Dial 112 and no other number

For all water related queries 1850 278 278 (Irish Water)

For any other emergency the public are advised to ring 1890 252654

Kilkenny County Council, County Hall, John Street, Kilkenny R95 A39T
Tel: +353 (0) 56 7794000 | Fax: +353 (0) 56 7794004
Email: | Emergency outside office hours: 1890 252 654
Water Queries: 1850 278 278 (Irish Water)
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