Weather warning! Five things to do IN CASE the electricity goes tonight


The whole country looks set to be in for another night of heavy rain and wind as harsh weather conditions have returned with a bang in the past few days. 

Met Eireann has issued a YELLOW weather warning today and tonight, with heavy downpours covering the country.

And just in case the electricity goes tonight, there are a few things you should remember (or you will be lost without them):

1. Charge your phone

If you have some work to do, or you suffer from FOBO , you might want to charge your phone and laptop now as to not lose battery during the night. 



2. Find candles and a torch

Get organised so you won't be running around like a headless chicken if the lights go out. And make sure to leave them in a safe and accessible area. 


3. Bring your pets inside

With winds set to reach 150km per hour, it's not the time for your beloved pets to sit outside. Bring them inside as soon as you can to ensure they are not frightened of the horrible conditions.


4. Unplug appliances and turn off lights

Unplug your home appliances such as kettles and microwaves, and turn off whatever lights were on so that the circuit will not overloaded when power is turned back on.


5. Keep the fridge door closed

Keep you fridge and freezer door closed as much as possible to retain the cold if the power goes out. Because gone-off food is the last thing you need to worry about!