A National Emergency Group has been set up to deal with Storm Callum 1 week ago

A National Emergency Group has been set up to deal with Storm Callum

The country is on high alert.

Storm Callum is making its way towards Ireland today with a Status Orange weather warning been issued in many parts of the country.

The storm is likely to hit tonight, but at different times around the country (more on that here) and it's also expected to hit some places worse than others.

A National Emergency Coordination group has now been set up in order to deal with the storm.

Members of the gardai, the coast guard, the defence forces, and Met Éireann, as well as a number of other bodies will attend a meeting at 3pm today to discuss preparing for the harsh weather.

The south and west coasts are "most at risk" due to flooding and there are certain counties which should remain on high alert until the storm has passed.

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Speaking on RTÉ's Today with Sean O'RourkeEvelyn explained that Cork and Kerry are most likely to feel the brunt of the storm together with western counties.

The east coast may experience some 'localised flooding' but it is not expected to be widespread, unlike the aforementioned counties.

There is also concern that some schools may close tomorrow due to the effects of the storm. You can read more on that here.

We will keep you updated throughout the day.