Monday, November 11, 2013

Launch of 3rd Be Winter Ready campaign highlights the importance of being prepared during winter

Fine Gael TD for Meath East, Regina Doherty, has today (Monday) welcomed the launch of the 3rd annual Be Winter Ready campaign, which encourages people to be prepared, stay safe and know where people can go for help if they need it in the event of extreme weather.

“With the launch of the third annual Be Winter Ready campaign, I am encouraging everyone in Meath to be prepared, stay safe and know where to find help if you need it. As we head into another winter, it is now more important than ever to be prepared for any inclement weather conditions we may face. 

“The public service is well prepared and on high alert so that in the eventuality of extreme weather conditions, members of the public will still be able to go about their daily business without too much disruption.

“Lessons have been learned over the last number of years. Keeping our major roads, airports and rail systems functioning is imperative during the winter months. The transport operators all have plans in place to deal with inclement weather conditions and the Department of Transport will be publishing on its website a Severe Weather Transport Information Guide to inform commuters on roads and transport options available to them during poor weather. 

“Substantial stocks of salt are already in storage for immediate use to treat roads during icy weather and frontline emergency services have been planning and training for any eventualities we may face this winter.

“I would also encourage people to get involved in local community groups and identify any vulnerable members of society who may need assistance as the cold weather sets in. 

“More information can be found at www.winterready.ie which has a host of tips to get everyone ready for the winter ahead.”

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