Storm Update: Army put on standby for local emergencies

first_imgThe Army has been placed on standby amid growing fears within that communities could be severely impacted by Hurricane Ophelia.A number of different parts across the country have been earmarked as specific bases for the defence forces in the event of emergencies, it has emerged.Defence Minister Paul Kehoe said the defence forces will offer support to civil authorities in areas hit by severe weather conditions. It is expected that soldiers from Finner Camp could be deployed in the event of an emergency situation locally.Mr Kehoe said that the support from the Army will be concentrated out of Kilkenny for south eastern counties, Cork for the south and south west of the country, Limerick for the Mid West and Galway for the West.“We are monitoring and awaiting to assist in whatever way we can in which capability allows,” he said.He added that the most severe conditions are expected after midday tomorrow and into tomorrow night. Storm Update: Army put on standby for local emergencies was last modified: October 16th, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more