Roscommon Civil Defence is urging people to be ‘winter ready’ as the weather is expected to get colder in the coming days.
During adverse weather events like the blizzard of 2018 or recurring floods, the Civil Defence has been at the forefront of the county’s response.
During the Beast from the East, Roscommon Civil Defence provided support to Gardaí, the local authority and the HSE. It also transported nursing staff to Roscommon University Hospital and ensured that community care and palliative care reached rural areas.
On its Facebook page, it shared some advice that people can follow to be winter ready.
The ‘Be Winter-Ready’ campaign, which is in its tenth year, is intended to raise awareness about the particular challenges that winter can present. Last winter, 116,000 tonnes of salt was used across national, regional, and local roads. This year, 202,000 tonnes of salt are available nationally.