Storm Emma: Behind the scenes of the snowmergency

The gritters, grocers, forcecasters and emergency workers keeping Ireland moving

If this week’s snow storm has a face, it is that of weather forecaster Evelyn Cusack. Last Wednesday, rushing from a meeting of the National Emergency Co-ordination Group in Agriculture House on Kildare Street to the Glasnevin offices of Met Éireann, she was anxious to get, first hand, the very latest information.

The group might meet again that evening and the Taoiseach might want a situation update.

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