Coal Merchants Dublin warn of harsh winter weather.

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Recent reports in the media suggest that Ireland is set to face some  harsh winter weather. The milder than usual winter last year may lull us into a false sense of security, but we cannot forget “Big Freeze” of 2010/2011 that covered much of Ireland and wreaked havoc as the country was brought to a standstill. Heavy and persistent snowfalls brought road transport to a halt in many areas as roads were closed while flights were grounded as Airports were forced to shut down. Damage to property across the country ended up costing Irish insurers in excess of €220m. According to reports, forecasters have taken note of what might be the return of “La Nina”, a pattern which is brought on by a drop in temperatures in the Pacific Ocean. This pattern is linked to extreme weather conditions in all parts of the world, and is thought to be the cause of the record low temperatures two years ago. La Nina usually only occurs every 3 to 5 years, but scientists earlier this year recorded temperatures in the Pacific that were lower than usual and pointed to a repeat of the freezing conditions that we witnessed two years ago. All the weather systems throughout the world are connected, so it’s unlikely that Ireland will escape another plunge in temperatures this winter.

Coal merchants Dublin battle through Winter storms two years ago

During the winter of 2010/2011 Dublin fell victim to two separate bouts of prolonged snowfall and it is already predicted that this pattern could repeat itself this winter. While we can take some preventive measures in our homes in advance of extreme weather conditions, there is really not much we can to counteract the gridlock that is caused around the country as roads become totally impassable in some places, and just downright dangerous in others. One of the things we can do to prepare is to be well stocked up on essential supplies ahead of the snowfalls. Keeping an adequate supply of medicines, non-perishable foodstuffs, bottled drinking water and fuel for heating is an absolute must. Not only for those living in rural areas, but as we saw two years ago, housing estates all across Dublin were literally snowbound for a number of days, making a trip to the pharmacist, the doctor, or even the local shop next to impossible for everyone but the very brave, or foolhardy. And it goes without saying that arranging a speedy coal delivery to your home in these types of weather conditions can be extremely problematic.

Dublin Coal Merchant, Robert Hudson of Crumlin Fuel Depot in Dublin cautioned, “That particular winter we managed to get to all our customers during the heavy snowfalls, but it was extremely treacherous to say the least. Coal deliveries in Dublin were very difficult everywhere and much slower than normal.” Mr Hudson, who is a coal merchant in Dublin for more than 30 years said, “In some cases, it took a few days to get coal deliveries done in Dublin that would normally take only one day. However, we worked through the difficult conditions and got our deliveries out to everyone. But my advice is to contact your local Coal Merchant earlier this winter and arrange for your coal delivery long before the more severe weather arrives.” Robert noted, “ A major problem we noticed in the past few years is that while the main roads and streets get gritted, the roads inside in the housing estates in Dublin are largely ignored by cash strapped local authorities and can remain snowbound for days, or in extreme cases, a week or more.”

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Robert Hudson went on to say “All coal Merchants in Dublin will be going to every possible length to get to their customers in good time throughout the winter months. The few remaining dedicated coal merchants in Dublin who deal exclusively in Solid Fuel Supplies are all too aware of the possible serious consequences for all their customers, and for older or more vulnerable people in particular, of being left without coal for heating for a number of days in these types of extreme weather conditions. But it can be a very slow and dangerous exercise making coal deliveries to Dublin housing estates in the kind of weather we witnessed in recent years. So please order early, and please check on your elderly neighbours to make sure that they too have sufficient fuel in stock to see them through the cold spells”.

 

The message from the coal merchants in Dubin is  clear.

While we can do little about the snow and ice outside, we can at least prepare by stocking up with at least a week’s supply of all essential medicines, some non-perishable foods, bottled drinking water etc.. And please remember, contact your local Dublin coal merchant early to arrange a coal delivery in advance of the worst of the weather. Then you can cosy up with a really good book and a nice hot drink in front of a blazing open fire or the warm & welcoming glow of a solid fuel stove while the snow falls outside.

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Notes; Robert Hudson is a 4th generation Coal Merchant in Dublin. Crumlin Fuel Depot can be contacted on 01 459 3861.

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