The office of emergency planning has set up a new campaign which offers help and advice to people regarding the coming winter months.
Minister for Defence Simon Coveney has said “the state is more prepared for the risks, difficulties and challenges that come with the winter months now than it has ever been, that being said, nature has a way of catching everybody off guard”.
The “BE WINTER READY” campaign which contains advice on proper clothing for cold weather, types of emergency equipment to keep in vehicles (a torch, Breakdown Triangle, a First Aid Kit etc.) and information on how to protect livestock, amongst other things is available at www.winterready.ie The website has information on the Weather, the Elderly, Road Safety, Schools, The home, Flooding, Farming and much more.
Transport Minister Paschal Donohoe said that people should ask themselves whether car journeys in bad weather are really necessary and, if they are, whether they have the appropriate safety equipment in their vehicles in case of an emergency. He said that the legal minimum tyre thread depth was 1.6mm but safe transport in difficult weather requires a depth of 3mm.
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BE SAFE…BE WINTER READY!