Sinn Féin MP Elisha McCallion has called for joined-up planning for weather warnings across the island.
The Foyle MP said;
“In light of the severe weather across the island at the moment, it makes sense for us to plan on an all-island basis.
“On Wednesday a red alert was issued across the entire 26 counties meaning there was threat to life as a result of the severe weather but at the same time a yellow alert was issued in the Six Counties.
“How can such a serious alert be in place in Burnfoot in County Donegal but not be in place several miles away in Derry?
“Weather does not recognise borders and neither should weather planning systems.
“We should have a joined-up emergency planning service across the island to deal with severe weather situations to ensure we are prepared in the best way to keep people north and south safe.” ENDS/CRÍOCH