Carlow urged to ‘Be Winter Ready’ this year

11th November, 2016

Fine Gael Carlow/Kilkenny TD, Pat Deering, has urged Carlow to ‘Be Winter Ready’ this year, and to take advantage of Government resources in doing so.

“The ‘Be Winter Ready’ information campaign launched this week, with a co-ordinated whole-of-Government approach, led by the Government Task Force on Emergency Planning.

“In advance of the cold winter months, people here in Carlow should check out www.winterready.ie where they’ll find practical advice on how best to prepare for the coming winter.  

“The website contains useful information from a wide range of sources including Government Departments and Agencies, An Garda Síochána, the Health Service Executive, the Office of Public Works, Local Authorities and the transport providers. It contains specific advice for home owners, road users, schools, the farming community and the business sector. In addition, a synopsis of the information available has been compiled into a “Be Winter Ready” booklet, which can be downloaded from the website.

“It is really important we ensure that people all across Carlow are prepared, stay safe and know where to find help if they need it.

“The Government is working hard to ensure that Carlow is winter ready this year and we are also doing all in our power to mitigate against future flooding events to protect homes and businesses across the country.”