All Council services have been suspended for the remainder of today.
All Council refuse, cultural, arts, leisure and sports centres and parks facilities to include Slieve Gullion, Kilbroney and Delamont Country Parks are closed today.
Members of the public are advised to keep away from all coastal paths and open spaces.
Refuse collections have now been suspended. Householders are asked to ensure that all bins are stored safely away. If your bin has not been collected today please leave out for collection in the coming days.
Council operations and services are expected to resume as normal on Tuesday 17 October.
Please take note of these emergency contact numbers:
Emergency Service: 999 or 112
Housing Executive: 03448 920 901
Northern Ireland Electricity Networks: 03457 643 643
NI Gas Emergency Services: 0800 002 001
Northern Ireland Water Waterline: 03457 440 088
Flooding Incident Line: 0300 2000 100
Use this link for further information about how to prepare for the severe conditions: www.nidirect.gov.uk/be-ready-for-emergencies