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Severe Weather Warning this weekend – Some Tips from AXA

Watch out! Winter’s on its way, with some particularly nasty winter weather expected this weekend. But by being prepared you can help keep yourself, your family and your home safe and sound.

According to a severe weather warning from Met Eireann, a very low pressure centre is expected to move down across Ireland during Sunday night and may continue into Monday.

The main areas likely to be affected are along the west and southwest coast, due to dangerous high seas, with waves as high as nine metres. A combination of high tides, very low pressure, onshore winds and storm surge will cause these high seas and coastal flooding.

During Sunday and Monday total rainfall is likely to reach 25mm – 30mm in places and could lead to some localised flooding on roads.

AXA would like to make all our customers aware that we are available to help you 24/7 at 1890 24 7 365.

 To minimise any damage, AXA advises property owners and motorists to keep the following tips in mind:

  • If driving in high winds, use extra caution near trailers, vans or vehicles carrying lightweight cargo
  • Slow down and use dipped headlights, roads usually prove more slippery than they would seem.
  • Check for and replace loose roof tiles before they cause damage and injure someone
  • Keep gutters, drains and gratings free of leaves and other debris           
  • Make sure you know how to switch off your gas, electricity and water if your house is flooded.
  • Move as many personal items and furniture upstairs if you live in a two-storey building.

If you are unfortunate enough to suffer damage to your home you can avail of the AXA Home Repair Service. We can organise for an AXA Builder to call to your home to assess the damage and complete the repairs, ensuring your home is back to normal as quickly as possible. Just call us on our dedicated Claims Line 1890 24 7 365.

Brought to you by AXA Car Insurance Ireland

Posted in: Car insurance, Home insurance, Motoring, Road Safety, Travel Insurance


  • Gerard Crossan says:

    You cannot print your travel insurance policy from the website

  • admin says:

    Hi Gerard

    You would have received an e-mail from ‘Axa Travel Insurance – Ireland’ with the policy documents attached to this mail.

    Let me know if you still have an issue downloading these documents.


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