Weather can significantly disrupt events and the preparation for events in a wide range of ways. I previously wrote an article entitled Weather Can Significantly Affect Your Event and one of the weather types I touched on in that article was wind.
With the tail-end of Ophelia due to visit Ireland in the coming days, here are some suggestions of actions you might consider taking if you're planning / running an event while Ophelia is here.
Perhaps consider some or all of the following, on foot of comprehensive Risk Assessments conducted by competent people:
We're currently working on a particular large project that is being significantly impacted as a result of the impending high winds.
We've had to take a wide range of remedial action to secure infrastructure as well as key event elements and have had to go as far as breaking down some event elements that we will need to reinstate in advance of the event going live.
These are major decisions but we feel they are the only ones we can take.
The risks arising out of NOT taking these actions is too great and, for us, these control measures are 100% necessary.
They will put pressure on the Team to complete the build in time to open once Ophelia has come and gone but that's how it has to be in this instance.
We'll get there.
Ophelia is being touted already as the hurricane to have traveled most easterly since records began.
That its effects may be felt significantly here in Ireland is unusual. We need to prepare for it.