Storm Barra Closes Colleges

By Steven Galvin - Last update

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Third-level institutions in many parts of the country are closed today, Tuesday, 7th December because of Storm Barra.

Met Éireann has said Storm Barra could pose “a danger to life”.

The government is advising that all third level institutions under the Red Alert and Orange warning from Met Éireann should not open.

A red weather warning has been issued for Cork, Kerry and Clare, where people are advised to stay at home because “damaging gusts” reaching 130km/h and possible coastal flooding.

Yesterday’s statement from the Department of Education read: “Due to the significant nature of Storm Barra, as forecast by Met Éireann and to give sufficient notice to institutions of further and higher education, the Department is advising that all universities, colleges and further education facilities covered by the Red Alert and Orange warning from Met Éireann should not open.”

“All third level institutions should keep up-to-date with the current weather warnings which are carried on all national and local news bulletins and in particular any change in the status warning for their area.”

According to Met Éireann,  there is a strong possibility that the status of some counties currently in Status Orange are likely to change and move into Status Red.

Keep up to date with warnings and information on barra

Steven Galvin

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