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Volunteers were in Ballyfin thismorning providing medical cover and event safety for the Ballyfin GAA 6K through the grounds of Ballyfin Demesne. Well done to all who took part in the event. ... See MoreSee Less

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Our First Aid Responder course continued tonight in Portlaoise. ... See MoreSee Less

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Our drone team are in Athlone today assisting in the search for a missing person. ... See MoreSee Less

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Teams were called out this afternoon to assist with flood water monitoring and distribution of sand bags across areas where water levels have risen. Crews remain on standby through the night should the situation change any further. Water levels are particularly high in the Mountmellick, Rathdowney and Mountrath areas. ... See MoreSee Less

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Due to flooding across the county at the moment areas are being assessed by all the services within county Laois. Currently there are sandbags available in the Mountmellick area at the Bay Road depot. ... See MoreSee Less

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Some of our volunteers had their Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) cardiac first response refresher course this evening. ... See MoreSee Less

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Looking for something different to do for the new year? We are recruiting extra volunteers for our Portlaosie unit and our opening evening is tonight at 8pm.

If you are interested in joining you can drop down to our training centre at 8pm which is located beside roll and bowl.
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Liam Preston receiving delivery of our new communications vehicle last year from Noel Whelan. We would like to thank Noel for all his work sourcing and importing this vehicle. ... See MoreSee Less

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Laois CD crews were activated this afternoon by the National Ambulance Service (NAS) control centre to assist a NAS crew at Glenbarrow in the Slieve Bloom Mountains. Members of our Mountmellick and Stradbally units attended the call. ... See MoreSee Less

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Laois Civil-Defence updated their profile picture. ... See MoreSee Less

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We would like to wish everyone a very happy new year and best wishes for 2018. ... See MoreSee Less

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Laois Civil-Defence updated their profile picture. ... See MoreSee Less

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Laois CD MM Unit provided logistics, support vehicles and volunteers to assist with the 25 th Annual St Stephens Day Walk in Aid Of Laois Hospice Today.

Thanks to our crews for giving up their day once again and wish every success to the Clonaslee committee for the next 25.
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A very important resource has popped up on our dispatch software screen thismorning. Our volunteers are keeping a close eye on it's location and will be available to assist should he get lost on his way to Laois tonight.

Everyone at Laois Civil Defence would like to wish you all a safe and happy Christmas.
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2 new additions to the fleet arrived this week. One will be used for our swift water response team and the other will be a search and rescue support vehicle. We would like to thank the Department of Defence and Laois County Council for their continued support. ... See MoreSee Less

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Presentation of medals to volunteers 18th December 2017 ... See MoreSee Less

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Road conditions across the county are very poor. Please use extra caution if you have to travel today. Our volunteers are currently providing transport for hospital staff from the worst affected areas. ... See MoreSee Less

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Our volunteers have been placed on standby by Laois County Council due to forcast snowfall to assist any vulnerable people within the county and provide 4x4 transport for essential medical staff should it be required. If you are traveling on the roads over the next 48 hours please use extreme caution. ... See MoreSee Less

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Weather Warning : Code Level Orange

Significant falls of snow are expected Saturday night and into Sunday. Accumulations of 4 to 8 cm are expected quite widely with greater totals possible. Drifting snow locally at times too with brisk winds. Slippery paths and treacherous roads also due to snow accumulation and ice.

Valid from 23:01 Saturday 9-December-2017 until 23:00 Sunday 10-December-2017
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We will be running another class for new members in the new year starting on January 11th in Portlaoise. If you are interested in volunteering and joining our team you can apply online http://laoiscivildefence.ie/?page_id=223

Anyone who has already applied during the year should receive a letter in the post shortly with details.
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Fantastic crowds have turned out this evening for the protest rally against the downgrade of Portlaoise Hospital. #saveportlaoisehospital #saveplaoiseane ... See MoreSee Less

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Laois Civil-Defence shared Midlands 103's post. ... See MoreSee Less

CARA RESCUE DOG special on tomorrow evening's Open Door. When Cara Rescue Dog's Lorraine came home on Wednesday her house was flooded and 20 dogs at risk. Find out who came to rescue the rescuers 7pm ...

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Last night finished a long few days for our volunteers who provided support to flood victims in Mountmellick and Portarlington along side Laois County Fire & Rescue Service and Irish Defence Forces. We would like to thank all our volunteers who put in huge amounts of hours to support the communities. Thanks also to Dublin Civil Defence, Kildare Civil Defence, Critical Healthcare, Tetra Ireland and Broadnet for the support during the week. ... See MoreSee Less

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Laois Civil-Defence shared Emergency Times's post. ... See MoreSee Less

Emergency Times visited Mountmellick, Co. Laois today and met with members of Laois Civil Defence, Defence Forces from Custume Barracks, Athlone and firefighters from Laois Fire & Rescue Service stati...

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Yesterday was another busy day for our volunteers who were out from early morning assisting homeowners in Mountmellick and Portarlington alongside Irish Defence Forces and Laois County Fire & Rescue Service. Crews are back out today assisting in relief efforts. We would like to thank Dublin Civil Defence and Kildare Civil Defence for their assistance over the past few days. ... See MoreSee Less

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Laois Civil Defence and @defenceforces crews deployed this morning to Portarlington. ... See MoreSee Less

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Crews out at the moment providing sandbags to properties on Patrick Street, Portarlington ... See MoreSee Less

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Water levels are dropping around the Mountmellick area and the clean up operation has begun. ... See MoreSee Less

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Crews out all day assisting people to and from their houses and providing medical assessments of elderly people in the area. Should you require emergency assistance please dial 999 or if you require any other assistance please call civil defence on 0879065813 ... See MoreSee Less

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Crews supporting flood relief efforts in Mountmellick today. A number of homes were evacuated due to rising water levels and people were taken to a nearby hotel for shelter over night. Crews remain on standby throughout the night and into tomorrow. We would like to thank Kildare Civil Defence and Dublin Civil Defence for their assistance also. ... See MoreSee Less

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PRESS RELEASE AT 15:39 - 22nd NOVEMBER 2017 – LAOIS COUNTY COUNCIL

Laois County Council wish to advise that due to the recent heavy rainfall the N80 is now closed as is many of the adjoining local roads including Ballyfin to Mountmellick Road, Irishtown, Wolfe Tone Street, Manor Lane are all impassible.

Currently 20 families in Mountmellick are being evacuated from their homes as a result of the flooding. Vehicular traffic should avoid the town for the moment.

Extreme caution to be taken in the Mountmellick area due to flooding and avoided where possible .

Clonaslee area, caution is advised. Alternative routes to be taken if possible.

Roads crews, Civil Defence crews and Fire Service crews are in attendance.

Please be advised if you require the assistance of the emergency services dial 999.

Anyone requiring assistance from the emergency services can go direct to the Civil Defense premises on the Bay Rd. Mountmellick where the emergency response is being co-ordinated.

Kieran Kehoe
Director of Services
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Crews still active in the north of the county dealing with flooding calls and evacuation of homes. ... See MoreSee Less

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We have a number of crews active today evacuating people from their homes due to flooding in the north of the county. ... See MoreSee Less

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Civil Defence Officers Association Conference 2017 ... See MoreSee Less

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We would like to wish people a safe and happy Halloween. ... See MoreSee Less

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Laois Civil Defence members Jason, Nicola and Stephen pictured today in Roscrea to mark the “Volunteer Support to Emergency Services National Award” from The Public Sector Magazine. ... See MoreSee Less

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Water levels remain high today around the county. Please take care on the roads as there may be surface water or branches creating an obstruction. ... See MoreSee Less

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We have a crew out at the moment checking water levels near various towns around the county. Should anyone run into issues and require the emergency services please dial 999 or 112 to request the service required.

Civil Defence units around the county have been put on standby should assistance be required and our control is on standby and contactable at ‭(087) 906 5813‬
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4 teams currently out providing safety checks on Primary and secondary roads around the county. ... See MoreSee Less

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Our incident control centre is up and running and volunteers are on standby to respond to incidents ... See MoreSee Less

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Our volunteers have been put on standby in preparation for expected severe weather on Monday. Should you be affected by the storm there are some important contact numbers below. In case of emergency please dial 999 or 112 and ask for the relevant service. Fire, Gardai, Ambulance

Laois County Council Severe Weather Hotline: 1890 837 273.

ESB Networks Emergency Line: 1850 372 999

Gas Networks Ireland Emergency Line: 1850 20 50 50

Laois Civil Defence Operational Control Centre: 087 906 5813

More information can be found here http://www.laois.ie/weather-warning-code-level-orange/
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