PREPARATIONS BEGIN FOR MAJOR ATLANTIC STORM

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A meeting of the National Emergency Co-Ordination Group is underway in Dublin city centre, as Met Éireann continues to closely monitor the progress of Hurricane Lorenzo.

The forecaster has warned there’s a “high probability” that it will track close to or over Ireland on Thursday.

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