Cllr Darryl Wilson said :
I have received numerous messages and calls asking if local schools will be closed tomorrow due to the impending storm/hurricane Ophelia. To date no information has been issued by the education authority or by any local schools, if and when closures are announced information will be available via local news outlets including Causeway Coast Community
As indicated by the Met Office, the storm which is due to arrive in Northern Ireland on Monday has the potential to cause injuries and be a danger to life.
I would urge everyone to take precautionary measures and to only travel if essential if and when weather conditions deteriorate.
The Met Office is doing its best to keep everyone updated. It needs to be treated with the utmost seriousness. Hopefully Causeway Coast and Glens and the rest of Northern Ireland will avoid the worst effects of the storm, but in case we don`t, then we should to be fully prepared in advance.”