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In recent years, Irish weather has been changing with an increased amount of weather events & storms.

Our AA Weather Warnings centre provides you with all the information you may need before & during a storm to prepare, protect & react.

  • Prepare : This is the best way to plan & ensure your safety during a storm. Use this time to think of what you might do or where you might go should a orange or, red alert warning be issued for your location.
    • Would you have enough supplies at home should a rapid storm develop?
    • If you needed to leave, do you know the best route to take or public transport to use?
    • Is your home or car secure & protected from falling debris or downed electricity lines?
    • If you live in a residential house, are your roof tiles secure & gutters empty so water can flow?
    • You can read more information on our dedicated protecting your home in a storm guide.
    • Take photos of your property, car & any outside items which are covered on your Home Insurance or Car Insurance policy. This will help if you need to make a claim after the storm has passed. If you need to check your level of cover, you can do this through your MyAA portal.
  • Protect : Now that a storm has been declared, it’s time to act on the planning you’ve made in preparing for a storm. If at any point during the storm you need to contact emergency services please call 112 or 999.
    • Stay up to date on weather warnings for your area & be prepared if there is a risk to life in red warning situations.
    • Secure any outside belongings like garden furniture, umbrellas & trampolines.
    • If you have a pet make sure they’re safe & indoors comfortably. This can be a scary time for them too.
    • If you need to leave urgently, make sure a bag has already been packed with supplies & medication (if needed). Make sure the area is safe before you to leave & use a map app on your phone to check for any issues along your route.
  • React :  Once the storm has passed & the weather warning has been lifted it’s time to check your home, car & belongings for storm damage.
    • Make sure to check all belongings carefully for damage.
    • Visually inspect your home roof from a distance for loose tiles or fallen debris.
    • Check your car for any damage from objects which may have blown in the wind.
    • Make a list of any damage you find to assist you if you need to make a claim on your Home Insurance or Car Insurance policy. If you need to make a claim, you can view all the necessary phone numbers or contact details above.

AA Weather Warning Advice ☔️

For more top tips on staying safe & protecting your home or car during a storm you can read some of our previous blog posts

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