Weather warning issued
Published: Wed, 19 Sep 2018
The MET Office has issued an Amber weather warning for wind across Northern Ireland between between 8:00am and 5.00pm on Wednesday 19th September.
Please note that our Fermanagh office is experiencing difficulties with power due to the stormy conditions, and its phone lines are currently down.
Please note if you are a Housing Executive tenant and your home has been affected by severe weather conditions call us on 03448 920 901.
What to expect
Storm Ali is expected to bring a very windy spell of weather with gusts of 65-75 mph inland.
- Flying debris is likely and could lead to Injuries or danger to life
- Probably some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs or damage through falling trees and branches breaking
- Longer journey times and cancellations likely, as road, rail, air and ferry services may be affected
- Power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage
- Some roads and bridges likely to close
- Large waves could affect coastal roads, sea fronts and properties
The warning is in place for County Antrim, County Down, County Armagh, County Tyrone, County Londonderry, and County Fermanagh.
Further information and advice is available from the Met Office website:
Help and advice
- Housing Executive tenants should call 03448 920 901
- Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service: 028 9266 4221
- Floodline call 0300 2000 100
We have more contact details for other organisations in our Coping in a Crisis section