On Wednesday, Met Éireann confirmed that Ireland would be battered by wind and rain from Storm Callum, issuing an orange wind warning for several counties and a yellow weather warning for others.
Storm Callum brings with it a risk of flying debris and tiles blowing off of roofs.
"While people travelling in this weather should take every care, I am particularly concerned with the dangers posed by trees that may have been destabilised by previous storms this year and which grow along roads and routes used by members of the public", Minister Cannon warned.
The warnings are set to remain in place until 9 o' clock tomorrow morning for most of the country.
A combination of winds up to 60 miles per hour and heavy rainfall are set to make driving conditions hazardous - including along the coast at times of high tides.
A Status yellow wind warning is in place for counties Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Longford, Offaly, Westmeath, Cavan, Monaghan, Leitrim, Roscommon, Limerick and Tipperary, from midnight on Thursday until Friday morning.
"Some exposed locations could see as much as four inches by the end of Friday". Another bout of strong southerly winds will spread in during Friday night and last into Saturday but this won't be as bad as on Friday, just another windy day.
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The council has distributed sandbags to protect homes at risk of flooding.
Meanwhile high tide is due to occur at 7.45am tomorrow, and is expected to coincide with storm surges and low atmospheric pressure, leading to concerns of flooding in the area of Galway Harbour, Spanish Parade, and the Fishmarket.
Winds of up to 130km are expected, possibly going even higher in coastal areas.
"This event is predominantly expected to be a coastal one, though the severe winds will extend to inland parts, especially overnight and very early on Friday morning", Met Éireann has added.
The warning for those counties is in place from Friday 12 October 2018 00:01 to Friday 12 October 2018 09:00.
The county council is urging motorists to avoid all coastal roads, and to only make essential journeys.