Irish Independent: Explainer: What we know so far about Storm Lorenzo as it hurtles towards Ireland


Insurance group have released their top tips for the public to minimise any devastation from the storm;

  • “Check your external walls and windows to ensure they are adequately water resistant,” a spokesperson said. “There are various different products, sealants and varnishes available to waterproof any areas of concern.
  • “In the event of a flood warning in your area, it might be worth investing in sandbags and/or flood barriers to protect your property, particularly if you live in a flood risk area.
  • “During more risky periods keep personal and expensive items as high above ground level as possible, and ensure you know where water, gas and electricity mains are, should you need to turn them off or on at any stage.”